Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday morning discharged from a hospital in Calcutta, five days after suffering a "mild heart attack".
The 48-year-old cricket icon, who had to undergo a stent insertion, was declared stable and clinically fit by doctors.
"I am absolutely fine," Ganguly said before boarding his private vehicle to return home.
"I thank all the doctors, the nurses and everybody in the hospital for treating me," he added.
The former Indian cricket captain was hospitalised on Saturday after he suffered a heart attack while working out on a treadmill. He had a stent implanted in the right coronary artery on Saturday afternoon.
Sourav, 48, was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday after the doctors treating him concluded that he was fit to go home.
Doctors and officials said the formalities for discharge were complete in the morning and the car to take Sourav home had arrived at Woodlands. However, at the last moment, Sourav told doctors that he wanted to stay at the hospital for one more day.
“Ganguly will be discharged tomorrow (Thursday) as he wanted to stay back one more day,” Rupali Basu, the CEO of Woodlands, had said on Wednesday.
“All his parameters are normal but since he wanted to stay back, we agreed. There are many patients who often defer discharge,” said an official of the hospital.