Vajpayee’s condition better, hopeful of full recovery soon: AIIMS

RSTV Bureau
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, File Photo, PTI

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, File Photo, PTI

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said briefing the press on Wednesday.

The 93-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital on June 11.

Vajpayee had come with kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output was on the lower side when he was admitted, Guleria said. As his urine output was low, a slow dialysis was done, he added.

“He has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours. His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now.

“The infection is under control and the blood pressure, respiratory function and hearty rate are normal. We are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days,” Guleria told reporters.

AIIMS had on Tuesday said that the former prime minister was responding well to treatment.

A host of political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP chief Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda have visited the ailing leader over the past two days.

(With inputs from PTI)