Health
The governor was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday for a bypass surgery.

After making a stable recovery following a bypass surgery, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala was discharged from Fortis Hospital in Bengaluru on Saturday.

“Bangalore, November 30, 2019: His Excellency, Shri Vajubhai Vala was admitted at Fortis hospital, Bannerghatta road for a bypass surgery on November 24, 2019. He underwent a successful surgery under Dr Vivek Jawali, Chairman, Department of Cardio Vascular Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore on November 25 and was monitored for 5 days. He is recovering well and is walking around. After thorough consultation from his treating doctor and the team, he was discharged today morning,” reads the press statement issued by Fortis Hospital.

Vajubhai Vala had visited the hospital in the first week of November for an angiogram when doctors at the hospital recommended that he undergo a coronary bypass surgery. He was subsequently admitted to the hospital on Monday for surgery following which he was monitored closely.

An angiogram is a diagnostic procedure wherein dye is inserted into the arteries of an individual through the bloodstream. This dye, a contrasting agent, then is visible when an x-ray is conducted, thereby allowing doctors to assess the condition of the arteries.

A coronary bypass surgery is a surgery done to divert the flow of blood away from a blocked or partially blocked artery and towards the heart.

On Wednesday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa visited Vajubhai Vala at the hospital, “I met the respected governor Vajubhai Vala who was hospitalised due to illness and enquired about his health. I pray to god that he recovers quickly,” he later tweeted.

As he was in recovery at the time, the Governor could not attend the Conference of Governors held in New Delhi on November 23 and 24. He was also unable to take part in the Jalaram Jayanti celebrations by the Gujarati Association in Bengaluru, which he attends each year.