Report: US Treasury head Geithner goes home from hospital

December 11, 2010 22:18

WASHINGTON — US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been released from the hospital Saturday after undergoing treatment for a kidney stone.

The Treasury Department said in a statement Saturday that Geithner had successfully completed the treatment without incident and was released from the hospital Friday night ahead of schedule.Geithner was speaking with staff by telephone on Saturday and plans to be back at work on Monday.

Geithner had been admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday after experiencing pain from a kidney stone. He underwent a procedure to deal with the stone Friday afternoon.

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