The condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is said to be stable. According to AIIMS sources, 93-year-old Vajpayee's condition is improving even though he continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit of the Cardio-Thoracic Centre at the hospital. "Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is stable. He continues to show improvement and is being monitored by the team of doctors," the AIIMS said in a statement on Friday.
On Saturday, chief ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand-- Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das -- paid a visit to the AIIMS to check on the health of the former PM. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also went to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
The four chief ministers are in town to attend a meeting of the NITI Aayog which will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have visited the AIIMS since the BJP stalwart was admitted there.
Vajpayee was admitted to the premier hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and the urine output on the lower side. He was immediately evaluated by a team of doctors and put on injectable antibiotics.
Vajpayee, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that had weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he had developed dementia.
Vajpayee was thrice elected the prime minister between 1996 and 1999. He is the only non-Congress prime minister to have completed the full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004.
As his health deteriorated, he slowly withdrew himself from public life and has remained confined to his residence here for years now.
Several VVIPs have visited former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in AIIMS: See pics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks to Ranjan Bhattacharya, the foster son-in-law of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visit to AIIMS
BJP President Amit Shah visits former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan leaves after visiting former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Bhagwat leaves after visiting former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das visited Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was also present at Delhi AIIMS, to meet former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at AIIMS
Security personnel manages crowd gathered outside AIIMS hospital where former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted