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Atal Bihari Vajpayee 'stable', to remain in hospital till 'infection is controlled', says AIIMS

A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress prime minister who served a full five-year term in office. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is currently the oldest living former prime minister. He was a Parliamentarian for over four decades.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 12, 2018 13:47 IST ]
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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been admitted to Delhi's  All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will remain in hospital for now, a latest health bulletin issued by the top hospital said on Tuesday. Vajpayee, 93, is said to be suffering from  urinary tract infection. A team of top doctors is keep a tab on Vajpayee's health in the hospital. A battery of leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi met the ailing former PM at AIIMS on Monday.

"His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All his vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till infection is controlled," AIIMS said in a statement.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee health UPDATES:

01:45 pm: Murli Manohar Joshi reaches AIIMS to meet Vajpayee

01:30 pm: Anant Geete reaches AIIMS to meet Vajpayee

12:40 pm: He (Vajpayee) is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till infection is controlled, a health bulletin released by AIIMS said.

12:20 pm: He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics, the team of doctors treating former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee said.

12:20 pm Atal Bihari Vajpayee will not be released from hospital today: AIIMS 

12:14 pm: Condition of former PM stable: AIIMS health bulletin

11:06 am: MDMK leader Vaiko reached AIIMS

09:45 am: Manmohan Singh likely to visit AIIMS around 12 pm to see former PM 

09:15 am: AIIMS to issue an official statement today before noon on Vajpayee's health

On Monday, the hospital had said 93-year-old Vajpayee, who had not been keeping well for long, was admitted for routine check-ups and investigations and that his condition was stable. 

A team of doctors, under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, was attending to the nonagenarian leader, the hospital said. 

A host of political party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited the BJP patriarch at the hospital. Modi met the doctors and enquired about Vajpayee. He also met his family members, according to an official statement. The prime minister spent nearly 50 minutes at the hospital, the statement added. 

BJP veteran L K Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party chief Amit Shah, Health Minister J P Nadda, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid a visit to the ailing leader. 

Union minister Vijay Goel told reporters that Vajpayee was being treated for an infection in the urinary tract and hoped that he would be discharged on Tuesday. 

Vajpayee was thrice elected the prime minister between 1996 and 1999 and is the only non-Congress prime minister to complete the full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004. 

A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vajpayee was the first non-Congress prime minister who served a full five-year term in office. Vajpayee is currently the oldest living former prime minister. He was a Parliamentarian for over four decades.

As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.

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(With inputs from agencies) 

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