New Delhi, March 27 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind was on Saturday shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here for a planned bypass procedure which is expected to be performed on Tuesday, a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
The President’s health condition is stable and he is under the care of experts, it said.
Kovind, 75, had undergone a health check-up at the Army Hospital (R&R) here following chest discomfort on Friday morning.
“The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has been shifted to the AIIMS, Delhi, in the afternoon today (March 27, 2021). Post investigations, doctors have advised him to undergo a planned bypass procedure which is expected to be performed on the morning of March 30, Tuesday.
“The President’s health is stable and he is under the care of the experts at the AIIMS,” the statement said.
Earlier on Saturday, the Army hospital said in a medical bulletin that the President is being referred to AIIMS, Delhi for further investigation.
The hospital had on Friday said, “President of India visited Army Hospital (R&R) following chest discomfort this morning. He is undergoing routine check-up and is under observation”.
Moreover, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday greeted citizens on the eve of Holi and said may the festival further strengthen the spirit of nationalism which is integral to India’s cultural diversity.
“Holi, the festival of colours, is also a major festival of the spring season. It is a festival of social harmony which celebrates joy, delight and hope in the lives of people. It gives us message of social integration and fraternity,” he said in a message on the eve of Holi.
At the same time, it also inspires people to come together in making a new India which is built on the foundation of amity, unity and harmony, Kovind was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“May this festival of great zeal and fervour further strengthen the spirit of nationalism which is integral to our cultural diversity,” the President said.
“On the auspicious occasion of Holi, I extend my greetings to all the fellow citizens in India and abroad,” Kovind said.