Atal Bihari Vajpayee suffering from UTI, is stable: AIIMS
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi yesterday, has been "diagnosed with a urinary tract infection," the hospital said in a late night statement. He is receiving proper treatment and is stable, confirmed Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol, AIIMS, adding doctors are constantly monitoring him. PM Narendra Modi, LK Advani and Rahul Gandhi visited Vajpayee at the hospital, among others.
Vajpayee, one of India's most remarkable politicians
Vajpayee, born in 1924, entered politics during the Quit India movement of 1942. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Lucknow five times. He eventually became India's first PM from outside the Congress to serve a full five-year term, leading the NDA government. The Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna awardee was also the first Indian foreign minister to address the UN Assembly in Hindi.
Vajpayee is being looked after by the AIIMS director
Vajpayee, who suffered a stroke in 2009, has been bed-ridden since then. Due to dementia, his cognitive abilities are largely restricted. A medical team has been attending to him at his Krishna Menon Marg residence. At AIIMS, he's being supervised by Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, his personal physician since years. Health Minister JP Nadda and BJP Chief Amit Shah also visited him at hospital.