Vajpayee continues to be 'critical', Modi reaches AIIMS

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 16 Aug 2018 4:46 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached the AIIMS to enquire about former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health condition as it continued to be critical.

Hospital issued an emergency bulletin saying the three time former Prime Minister was "critical and on life support". He has been admitted for the last nine weeks.

On Thursday, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu visited the 93-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart, who had been the Prime Minister for three terms.

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His visit at 0630 hours was followed by Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah at 0830 hours Later Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda reached All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), too.

On Wednesday, a host of political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the AIIMS to take stock of the situation and enquire about Vajpayee's condition.

Vajpayee, a diabetic patient, is undergoing treatment at AIIMS since June 11. He was admitted to the hospital for what doctors described as a routine check-up.

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The 1924-born leader is under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS. Guleria has served as personal physician to Vajpayee for over three decades.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Shah had also visited Vajpayee on Saturday.

IANS

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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