The health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has worsened and he has been put on life support system.
“Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted for the last 9 weeks at AIIMS. Unfortunately his condition has worsened over the last 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support system,” AIIMS said in a press release.
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(This story was last updated on August 16 at 00:14 am)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS on Wednesday evening to inquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Earlier in the evening, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also visited the hospital to check on Vajpayee.
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Vajpayee, the three-term PM, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. He is undergoing treatment at the premier institute since then.
The 93-year-old leader, a diabetic, has only one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed dementia.