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Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS with urinary tract infection

By Chennabasaveshwar

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi for a urinary tract infection today, the hospital said.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In a statement issued at 10.45 pm, the AIIMS said Vajpayee, who was admitted to the hospital following complaints of a lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues, was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.

Appropriate treatment was being administered to him under the supervision of a team of doctors, it added.

Earlier, the hospital had said 93-year-old Vajpayee, who had not been keeping well for long, was admitted for routine check-ups and investigations and that his condition was stable.

A team of doctors under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria were attending to the nonagenarian leader, a statement from the hospital said.

He had suffered a stroke in 2009 which impaired his speech. His health has been a major source of concern and those in the know say he is often confined to a wheelchair and fails to recognise people.

He is said to be suffering from dementia and long-term diabetes. He is not known to have attended any public event in recent years. He rarely ventures out of the house, except for checkups at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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