(CNN) -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is recovering more quickly than anticipated after having a coronary artery bypass Saturday in New Delhi, the Indian government announced.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had coronary artery bypass surgery.
Speaking from his bed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Singh said to the team of doctors and other staff attending to him: "I hope the ordinary citizen will receive the same quality of care as you have given me. I am most grateful to all of you for what you have done for me."
Doctors said the prime minister will probably remain hospitalized for the next week, and will be able to resume most of his duties in a month.
Singh, 76, also underwent a bypass in 1990 and an angioplasty in 2004.