Atal Bihari Vajpayee in AIIMS Highlights: UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrives at hospital to visit the ailing leader

Atal Bihari Vajpayee in AIIMS Highlights: "He was admitted with complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. He is in the ICU and undergoing dialysis," a source at the hospital said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2018 7:45:03 am
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Express archive photo/Mohan Bane) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Express archive photo/Mohan Bane)

Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday visited former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also visited the ailing leader yesterday who was undergoing dialysis at the AIIMS. Modi, who was in the hospital for nearly an hour, interacted with the former PM’s family and also spoke to doctors about Vajpayee’s health.

“He was admitted with complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. He is in the ICU and undergoing dialysis,” a source at AIIMS said.

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Prior to Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and BJP chief Amit Shah paid a visit to the former PM. Veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi also arrived at AIIMS to visit Vajpayee.

The 93-year-old leader has been admitted on doctors’ advice and will be under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, the BJP said in a statement. The BJP stalwart, who served as PM between 1998-2004, slowly withdrew from public life as his health deteriorated and has been confined to his residence for many years.

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18:34 (IST) 13 Jun 2018
AIIMS issues a statement on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health

AIIMS in a statement has said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted on June 11 with urinary tract infection and chest congestion.

17:01 (IST) 13 Jun 2018
Yogi Adityanath arrives at AIIMS to visit Vajpayee
20:50 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Vajpayee's condition stable, says latest AIIMS statement

The latest bulletin issued by AIIMS said that the condition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee is stable and he "continues to respond well to treatment". The former prime minister was admitted to the hospital yesterday with urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh also paid a visit to the ailing leader this evening.

18:48 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Vajpayee Ji had worked for our country and we respect him: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the party respects Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he had worked for the country. He said that Congress had contested against the ailing leader but he went to meet him yesterday because he is a soldier of Congress. Rahul, while addressing in Mumbai today, appreciated the role played by Vajpayee during his tenure as PM. On his Monday's visit to meet the former PM at AIIMS, he said 'This is our culture'.

18:32 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh arrives at AIIMS to visit Vajpayee
14:21 (IST) 12 Jun 2018

Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey, former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra and Minister of State for Law P P Choudhary visited Vajpayee on Tuesday.  

14:20 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Delhi BJP Yuva Morcha treasurer performs 'havan' outside AIIMS

As per a report in PTI, Pankaj Jain, treasurer of Delhi BJP Yuva Morcha,  performed a 'havan' outside gate number one of the hospital, praying for Vajpayee's quick recovery and long life. 

Earlier in the day, a havan for the former PM was also conducted in Kanpur by BJP workers.  As per a statement released by AIIMS, Vajpayee is responding to treatment and is currently on injectable antibiotics. 

14:06 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Praying to God for Atal Bihari Vajpayee's speedy recovery: N Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh CM, N Chandrababu Naidu was quoted by news agency ANI as saying: "I spoke to the officers in Delhi on the health of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Praying to God for his speedy recovery and his return to home with good health." 

13:58 (IST) 12 Jun 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee will remain in the ICU of the cardio-thoracic center of AIIMS, news agency PTI reported. The former PM underwent dialysis on Monday.

The report also stated that the entire corridor of the first-floor ICU has been cordoned off, and only after proper verification of identity cards attendants and relatives are being allowed. 

12:23 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee responding to treatment, condition stable: AIIMS

11:43 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
In Pictures: From PM Modi to Rahul Gandhi, leaders who visited Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and leader KC Venugopal were among the first to visit Vajpayee even as AIIMS sources said that they were given no prior notice of their arrival.  Click here

09:56 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
BJP workers conduct 'havan' for Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Kanpur

A 'havan' for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conducted by BJP workers in Kanpur. The former PM is currently undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection at AIIMS, New Delhi.  

09:30 (IST) 12 Jun 2018

PM Modi on Monday visited BJP patriarch at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi. Spending nearly 50 minutes at the hospital, Modi interacted with the family members of Vajpayee. He also spoke with the doctors and enquired about the former PM's health condition. 

07:26 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee diagnosed with urinary tract infection: AIIMS

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS, New Delhi, after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. The veteran BJP leader was admitted in the hospital yesterday following complaints of a lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. A team of doctors, under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, is attending to the nonagenarian leader. 

A host of leaders, including PM Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, paid visits to the ailing leader. PM Modi, who spent around 50 minutes at the hospital, met the doctors treating Vajpayee and enquired about the former PM's health condition.

BJP national chief Amit Shah was also present at the hospital. He had a detailed discussion with the doctors about Vajpayee's treatment and also met the former prime minister's family members at the hospital.

23:25 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Health condition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee is now fine, assures Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is now fine, and that there is nothing to worry about, news agency ANI reported. 

22:59 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's treatment being monitored, treated by team of doctors: AIIMS

22:28 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Have complete hope that Vajpayee will be discharged tomorrow: Vijay Goel

Union Minister Vijay Goel, who visited Vajpayee, told reporters, "His (Vajpayee's) medical bulletin has been released. He has a urine infection and is undergoing treatment. I have complete hope that he will be able to go home tomorrow."

22:07 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Nothing to worry, says Harsh Vardhan

"He is fine, there is nothing to worry," Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said after coming out of AIIMS.

21:39 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
India is waiting for you to return healthy from AIIMS, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "I pray to god for the speedy recovery of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who have always inspired us to fight against hardship. The whole country is waiting for you to return healthy from AIIMS."

21:31 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Vajpayee suffering from kidney-related ailment: AIIMS

AIIMS, in a bulletin, said the former PM is suffering from some kidney-related ailment and also has an infection. Vajpayee has been admitted in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, India Today Television reported.

21:22 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Vajpayee under supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, under whose supervision the former PM has been admitted, is a pulmonologist and has been a personal physician to Vajpayee for several years.

21:07 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Rajnath, MM Joshi arrive at AIIMS
21:05 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Security increased around AIIMS

Security personnel manages the crowd gathered outside AIIMS hospital on Monday. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

21:04 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Rahul Gandhi outside AIIMS

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also visited the former PM. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

21:02 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Visuals from outside AIIMS

Amit Shah and J P Nadda outside AIIMS hospital on Monday. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

20:53 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
BJP leader Vijender Gupta tweets: Pray for Vajpayee's good health

BJP leader Vijender Gupta also took to Twitter to wish Vajpayee a speedy recovery. He said, "Our beloved Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee( who we sometimes would lovingly call ‘Baap ji’) has been admitted to hospital for a routine check-up. I wish and pray for his good health and long life."

20:47 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Visuals of PM Modi leaving AIIMS

PM Modi left after spending 45 minutes in the hospital.

20:44 (IST) 11 Jun 2018

The BJP stalwart, who served as PM between 1998-2004, slowly withdrew from public life as his health deteriorated and has been confined to his residence for many years.

20:40 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
MM Joshi, Rajnath Singh to meet Vajpayee

While veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has rushed to the hospital, India Today Television reported that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also on his way to meet the former PM.

20:35 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is stable: AIIMS

A statement issued by the hospital said, "He has been admitted for examination and management. He is stable." "A team of doctors, under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, are conducting tests on the 93-year-old leader," the statement added.

20:30 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
LK Advani reaches AIIMS

According to India Today Television, veteran BJP leader LK Advani also paid a visit to the former PM.

20:19 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Chidambaram tweets on Vajpayee

Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also took to Twitter to convey his wishes to the former PM. "We pray for Shri Vajpayee ji's good health," Chidambaram tweeted.

20:14 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is ok: Nadda

Earlier in the day, Union Minister for Health J P Nadda had said, “Atal Bihari Vajpayee has gone to AIIMS for a routine check-up. He is ok.”

20:08 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
PM Modi enquires about Vajpayee's health

According to officials, PM Modi enquired about the well being of Vajpayee and met his family members.

20:03 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Yashwant Sinha wishes Vajpayee speedy recovery

Earlier in the day, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha took to Twitter to wish Vajpayee a speedy recovery. "Pray to God for the speedy recovery of Atalji," he tweeted.

20:00 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
High security around AIIMS

According to sources, security has been increased in and around the hospital.

19:59 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah visit Vajpayee

Prior to Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and BJP chief Amit Shah had paid a visit to the former PM.

19:58 (IST) 11 Jun 2018
PM Modi arrives in AIIMS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in AIIMS to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was admitted earlier in the day. Follow our LIVE BLOG for more updates.

Earlier in the day, a statement released by the former PM's office said, “As per the advice of doctors, former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted in AIIMS today for routine check-up and investigations. He will be under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, there."

In a fresh statement issued later, the office said, “Former PM AB Vajpayee has been admitted to AIIMS today for examination and management. He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, are conducting tests.”