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Indian PM to have heart bypass surgery

Written By vibykhmer on Friday, January 23, 2009 | 1:00 AM

MUMBAI, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to have a heart bypass surgery Saturday, reported local news channel Times Now.

Manmohan Singh is likely to be admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday, due to his blocked cardiac arteries and convalesces, the report said.

Doctors say there is no threat to the prime minister's life. The 76-year old prime minister will need rest for three to four weeks.

Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee will preside over the Cabinet meetings during the prime minister's absence. Internal orders on Pranab's expanded duties are ready.

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