Vajpayee’s condition stable: AIIMS report
FORMER Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was on Tuesday responding well to his treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS, which is seeing a beeline of leaders from various political parties wanting to enquire about his health.
“His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till the infection is controlled,” AIIMS media and protocol division Chairperson Aarti Vij said on Tuesday.
In a late Tuesday evening update, the hospital said Vajpayee’s condition continued to remain stable. “Vajpayee is stable. He continues to respond well to treatment and is being monitored closely by a team of doctors,” AIIMS said.
Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday. His hospitalisation triggered VIP visits including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday.
The news of Vajpayee’s condition being stable did little to slow the flow of prominent leaders to the hospital. Former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda, and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited him on Tuesday. Among other leaders who made a visit to the hospital are Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, MDMK leader Vaiko and Union Ministers Ashwini Choubey, Vijay Goel and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu enquired about Vajpayee’s health. Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who visited AIIMS on Monday, was again at the hospital on Tuesday.