Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to the AIIMS on Monday for a urinary tract infection. In a statement issued at 10.45 pm, the hospital said that the BJP patriarch was being given appropriate treatment under the supervision of a team of doctors.
Sources in AIIMS described the condition of BJP stalwart as “critical”, with his sole kidney and lung performing at their lowest capacity.
PM @narendramodi visited former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS today. He was at AIIMS for about 50 minutes.
The Prime Minister interacted with family members of Shri Vajpayee. He also spoke to doctors and enquired about the health of Shri Vajpayee. pic.twitter.com/CctZYDJV8o
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 11, 2018
A host of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the BJP leader at the hospital. The PM met the doctors and enquired about the well-being of Vajpayee. He also met his family members and spent nearly 50 minutes at the hospital.
The three-time former PM, the last between 1999 and 2004, had been restricted mostly to his residence on Krishna Menon Marg where a team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists look after him 24×7.
BJP veteran LK Advani, BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister JP Nadda, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid a visit to the ailing leader.
Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh & senior BJP leader LK Advani arrive at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. pic.twitter.com/7Ur3Q28CIn
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is currently admitted there for a routine-check-up. pic.twitter.com/fiIECqbxJy
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
Earlier, the hospital had said that Vajpayee was admitted for a routine check-up and that his condition was stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria were attending to the nonagenarian leader, a statement from the hospital had said.
The 93-year-old is under supervision of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria who has been treating him for nearly 15 years. Vajpayee, who is diabetic and has only one functional kidney, suffered a stroke in 2009 which affected his cognitive abilities. Later, he developed dementia.
As news of his illness spread, people took to the social media to wish Vajpayee a speedy recovery. Following are some of the reactions:
Deeply concerned about the health of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. We all pray for his speedy recovery. @BJP4India
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) June 11, 2018
अटल जी जल्द स्वस्थ हों यह पूरे मुल्क की दुवा है ,Get well soon Atal ji pic.twitter.com/rMHli3grqt
— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) June 11, 2018