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Atal Bihari Vajpayee stable; treatment continues

Atal Bihari Vajpayee. File photo   | Photo Credit: Shanker Chakravarty

The condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, has moved from “critical” to “stable”, doctors have said.

“He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till infection is controlled,” the AIIMS said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.

A late-night bulletin issued previously by the hospital had said the BJP leader had been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection for which appropriate treatment was being given and a team of doctors were closely monitoring him.

Renal, lung function

According to sources at the AIIMS, Mr. Vajpayee, who retired from active political life in 2005, has “reduced kidney (he has one functional kidney) and lung function due to the infection”.

At 93, Mr. Vajpayee is currently the oldest living former Indian Prime Minister.

Mr. Vajpayee is under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who has been treating him for nearly 15 years. 

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu tweeted on Tuesday morning that he had spoken to Dr. Guleria, who is personally overseeing Mr. Vajpyee’s treatment. Dr. Guleria told him that “Shri Atal Ji is being given treatment appropriately with utmost care.” 


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