New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday remained on life support a day after his condition deteriorated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted on June 11. The AIIMS is expected to released latest health bulletin on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition shortly. Catch live news updates on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health condition here.
Earlier today, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and BJP chief Amit Shah visited the AIIMS where Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee will also visit the AIIMS later today. Meanwhile, a special hawan was performed in Gwalior, the birthplace of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for a speedy recovery of the ailing BJP veteran.
On Wednesday, a host of political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the AIIMS after the hospital said that Vajpayee's condition worsened. "Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition has worsened over the last 24 hours. His condition is critical, and he is on life support system," said the last statement issued by AIIMS late on Wednesday. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS for a routine check-up.
Vajpayee, a diabetic patient, is under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS. Guleria has served as personal physician to Vajpayee for over three decades. He served as the 10th Prime Minister of the country, first term for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. He is the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. Stay connected with us to get instant updates on Vajpayee's health and bulletin.