Mumbai, Sept 18: If no more complications occur, Jagmohan Dalmiya will be discharged within a week's time from the B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre, where the 75-year-old BCCI president was admitted for the chest pain on Thursday night. This was revealed by his Cardiologist Dr. Anil Mishra.
Speaking exclusively over his mobile, he said, "Dalmiya's condition is stable. Neither Bypass surgery nor the angioplasty is planned at the moment. He only underwent Angiogram. His condition has improved after the clot is being removed with the drugs".
"At present he is being kept under observation and if his heath continues to improve, the discharge can be given within 4-5 days", the doctor added.
Dalmiya has been kept in CCU-2 (Criti Care Unit, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is called as CCU in this Hospital).
Dr. Mishra was non-committal on the cause of this Cardiac problem but hopes Dalmiya "can continue" with the responsibilities of heading the Indian cricket board. "In long term I don't see any problem for Dalmiya to continue with this post".
This, however, may not happen as few BCCI board-members want him to retire gracefully and being bestowed with the Patron-in-Chief post. Among all cricket playing countries, only the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Shariff is holding the prestigious post with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). .
The Indian teams for the upcoming three T20 Internationals and five One Day Internationals against South Africa may be announced on Sunday without his approval this time. It has been a BCCI tradition to announce the team only after being sounded to the BCCI chief though the president is not required to attend the selection committee meeting.