Vajpayee critical, shifted on life support
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health has worsened over the last 24 hours, said All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in a press note released.
New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health has worsened over the last 24 hours, said All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in a press note released on late Wednesday evening.
Vajpayee is in a critical condition and is on life support, added the missive. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 after complaints of urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.
Earlier today evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also went to AIIMS to visit former PM. Union Minister for Textile Smriti Irani and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit to Vajpayee today evening.
Former PM has been admitted in AIIMS from last 9 weeks and a number of union ministers, chief ministers and senior leaders from opposition parties have visited him in the hospital during this time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the AIIMS last evening to enquire about the condition of Vajpayee. Modi reached the hospital at around 7.15 pm and spent about 50 minutes there.
After Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit. Later in the night, several leaders and ministers including Suresh Prabhu, Jitendra Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Shahnawaz Hussain visited the hospital. Earlier, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani had visited the hospital to check on Vajpayee.