The health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to Delhi's All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) four days ago, was improving, the top hospital said. Vajpayee (93) is said to be suffering from urinary tract infection. A team of top doctors is keeping a tab on Vajpayee's health in the hospital. A battery of leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi have met the ailing former PM at AIIMS since he was admitted to the hospital on Monday.
Talking to media persons on Wednesday, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that his urinary infection is under control and all his vital parameters are normal.
"Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in last 48 hrs. His kidney function is back to normal, heart rate,respiratory rate and BP are also normal, these parameters are being maintained without support," Dr Guleria said.
"Hopefully he'll make full recovery in next few days, overall his health is good," he added.
He also said that if his condition continues to improve, he can be discharged in next few days.
"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 on Tuesday.
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.
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, a statement added.
Union minister Vijay Goel had 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As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.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)