Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS hospital today “for a routine check-up and investigations,” his party BJP said today. He will spend the night in hospital.
“Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted today at AIIMS, New Delhi for investigation and evaluation. He has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection for which appropriate treatment has been closely monitored and treated by a team of doctor,” the hospital said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited him in hospital in the evening. Congress president Rahul Gandhi also visited the BJP veteran, who was admitted to hospital around 11.30 am.
The 93-year-old former PM’s condition is stable, the hospital said in a health bulletin, adding that many tests were being carried out. Sources say he is in the VIP CCU or coronary care unit.
The treatment is being monitored by Randeep Guleria, the director of AIIMS or All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the doctor who was Mr Vajpayee’s personal physician for over three decades.