Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Pope Francis a speedy recovery on Twitter. The Pontiff was admitted in hospital for a bronchitis infection on Wednesday. He was given intravenous antibiotics and has shown clear improvement.
According to the Vatican. the Pope could be discharged from the hospital in the next few days. After the Pope’s weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday, he was admitted to Gemelli hospital in Rome after he complained of breathing problems. After the clinical check-up and tests, the doctors said that the Pope had bronchitis and were administering antibiotic therapy to treat him.
Pope Francis had suffered from severe pneumonia during his younger days and had a part of a lung removed.
Recently, due to pain in his right knee, the Pope is often seen using a walking stick or a wheelchair.