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Sourav Ganguly Tests Positive, Sample Sent To Check For Omicron

Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for COVID-19. Ganguly, who is double vaccinated admitted to the hospital on late Monday evening, and a statement from the hospital said that the former cricketer was in stable condition. The doctors at the hospital informed NDTV that Ganguly’s sample is being tested for the Omicron variant.

“Mr Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain, got admitted at Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital on December 27, 2021 late evening with Covid Positive status,” Woodlands Hospital said in an official statement.

“He received Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail therapy on the same night and is currently haemodynamically stable. A medical board comprising Dr Saroj Mondal, Dr Saptarishi Basu and Dr Soutik Panda in consultation with Dr Devi Shetty and Dr Aftab Khan is keeping a close watch on his health status,” the statement added.

Ganguly was admitted to hospital twice earlier this year and underwent emergency angioplasty after having some cardiac issues.

His elder brother Snehasish Ganguly had also tested positive for COVID early this year.


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