Sunday, December 14, 2014

President's health

Shri Pranab Mukherji is supposed to have undergone angioplasty in the Army hospital in the capital today. Earlier he had complained of stomach pain. Investigations in the hospital revealed blocks in an artery. Angioplasty was done without loss of time.

When the Rashtrapathi Bhavan was asked about the reports, the press secretary deigned only to clarify that the President was likely to be discharged from the hospital by Monday. He would neither deny nor confirm the reports about angioplasty. So much for transparency.

In the USA, the public is deemed entitled to know about the health of their President as a matter of routine. Of course, Indian president is only a figurehead. But still ---

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