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Indian PM Singh Moved Out of ICU After Heart Surgery

Doctors say Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is recovering well from heart surgery and has been moved out of intensive care.

His doctors told several Indian news agencies Wednesday that the prime minister is likely to be discharged from the hospital within the next few days if he continues to recover on schedule.

The prime minister had heart bypass surgery on Saturday after he complained of chest pains and tests showed he had several blocked arteries. He had a similar operation in Britain in 1990.

Doctors have previously said that Mr. Singh, who is 76, should be able to resume his full duties within four weeks.

No acting prime minister has been named. Indian officials say until Mr. Singh recovers, there will be collective decision-making by the Cabinet, chaired by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP