Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister who has been bedridden since 2009 was admitted to AIIMS on Monday for ‘routine check up and investigation’, however in a late night statement, AIIMS said that he has been ‘diagnosed with a urinary tract infection’. Sources in AIIMS said that the his condition is “critical”. A team of doctors are closely monitoring him.
“The former Prime Minister has been admitted for examination and management. He is stable.” Aarti Vij, chairperson of AIIMS media and protocol division said.
There was a risk of health emergency developing, with his sole kidney and lung performing at their lowest capacity, sources said.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, who has been his personal doctor for past 15 years is supervising his treatment at AIIMS.
PM Modi reached the hospital and spent about 50 minutes in the cardio-neuro centre talking to doctors and Vajpayee’s family.
BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi also visited him at AIIMS.
L K Advani and Union Health Minister J P Nadda also visited the hospital.
The three-time former PM, the last between 1999 and 2004, had been restricted mostly to his residence on Krishna Menon Marg where a team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists look after him 24×7.