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Modi visits AIIMS to enquire on Vajpayee’s health

The AIIMS building complex in New Delhi. File

The AIIMS building complex in New Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

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The Prime Minister visited the hospital at around 9 p.m. and left after some 20 minutes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on June 24 to enquire about the health conditions of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at the premier hospital.

The Prime Minister visited the hospital at around 9 p.m. and left after about 20 minutes, according to a source at the AIIMS.

Though no fresh statement has been issued by the hospital on the health conditions of Mr. Vajpayee, sources had last week said he was showing improvement even though he continued to remain in the Intensive Care Unit of the Cardio-thoracic Centre.

The 93-year-old BJP leader was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side. He was immediately evaluated by a team of doctors and put on injectable antibiotics.

Mr. Vajpayee, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed dementia.

Besides Mr. Modi, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H.D. Deve Gowda, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several Chief Ministers and Union Ministers have visited the AIIMS since Mr. Vajpayee was admitted at the hospital.

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