Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, who is currently serving as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, was taken to the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata after he complained of chest pain on Wednesday. Earlier, he had undergone angioplasty earlier this month in Kolkata at the Woodlands Hospital.
At the time of his discharge, doctors had said that a decision on performing another angioplasty will be taken later. A nine-member medical board of the Woodlands Hospital had on January 4 concluded that angioplasty on Ganguly’s other two coronary blockages, LAD and OM2, will be done at a later stage.
Sourav Ganguly had spent five days at the hospital before he was discharged after the doctors termed him clinically fit on January 7. Describing the situation, Dr. Rupali Basu, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital had said, “Mr Ganguly is clinically fit. He slept well and had his meal. He wanted to stay in the hospital for one more day. So he will go home tomorrow. It is his personal decision.”
The doctor had also mentioned that the former India skipper would be monitored at home on a daily basis after being discharged.
Talking to the reporters at the Woodlands hospital after being discharged, Ganguly said, “I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine. Hopefully, I will be ready to fly soon.” He spent five days in the hospital, however, the doctors will now be keeping a “constant vigil” on his health and appropriate measures will be taken whenever required.
Ganguly asserted that India’s 2-1 series win against Australia will be remembered as forever in the history of Indian cricket. He congratulated the team for the remarkable series win and also announced a prize of ₹5 crores for the players and support staff.