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Hillary Clinton discharged from New York hospital

Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 8:15am IST | Place: Washington, DC | Agency: PTI
Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered last month.
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US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has been discharged from a New York hospital after treatment on blood clot in a vein of her brain, the US state department said here. Clinton, 65, who has not been seen in the public since December 7 because of illness, was discharged on Wednesday evening.

Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered last month, Clinton had fainted and fell down while recovering from a stomach infection. Confirming her release from the hospital, a statement from deputy assistant secretary of state and Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines, said, "Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery."

"She's eager to get back to the office and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days," the statement said, adding that, "Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses and staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center."

Earlier in the afternoon, US media reported that Clinton was spotted leaving the hospital and then seen returning 15 minutes later. The State Department statement did not had any reference to it, nor did it respond to any questions on this.




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