Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted in Delhi AIIMS hospital

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted in Delhi AIIMS hospital

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.    

"Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted today at AIIMS, New Delhi for investigation and evaluation. He has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection for which appropriate treatment has been closely monitored and treated by a team of doctor," the hospital said in a statement.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to meet Vajpayee in the hospital in the evening. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also visited the BJP veteran who was admitted to hospital at around 11:30 am.   

The former PM’s health is stable, the hospital said in a health bulletin, adding that many tests were being carried out. Sources say he is in the VIP CCU or coronary care unit.

AIIMS director or Dr Randeep Guleria is a personal physician of the Vajpayee for over three decades. He is monitoring the veteran in the hospital.

A team of doctors from the nephrology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and cardiology departments is looking after the former Prime Minister, say sources. A cardiac report or any specific trigger for the check-up has been dismissed by AIIMS.

Mr Vajpayee worked as a Prime minister of India for five years. He has been disconnected from public life due to illness. His life has been confined to his residence for a long time.