Former PM Vajpayee’s condition critical, on life support in AIIMS

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Srinagar: In hospital for the last nine weeks, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health has worsened since some days and is critical, reports quoting an official statement by AIIMS said.

The statement said the former prime minister is on life support system.

93-year-old Vajpayee, who was India’s 10th Prime Minister, was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side.

The statement was issued hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS Wednesday evening to enquire about the condition of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who is undergoing treatment there.

PM Modi reached the hospital at around 7.15 pm and spent about 50 minutes there. This was PM Modi’s fourth visit to Vajpayee in AIIMS since he has been admitted.

The 1924 born leader is under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS. Dr Guleria has served as personal physician to Atal Bihari Vajpayee for over three decades.