Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS, condition stable

New Delhi, June 11: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for “routine check-up” and his condition is “stable”, according to statements from the BJP and the hospital. “As per the advice of doctors, Vajpayeeji has been admitted in AIIMS today for routine check-ups and investigations,” said the Bharatiya Janata Party statement. In its statement, The hospital said that the veteran leader’s condition is stable and tests are going on. “He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS are conducting tests,” AIIMS said in its statement. Guleria, who is a pulmonologist, has been a personal physician to Vajpayee for many years.

Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda, at a press meet on achievements of his ministry in the last four years, too, said Vajpayee was admitted for routine check-ups. Vajpayee, 93, who was Prime Minister briefly in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004, has retreated from active politics over the last few years due to falling health conditions. (IANS)