Vajpayee’s condition improving

Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee,who is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS,is showing signs of improvement,doctors said.

Written by ANI | New Delhi | Published: February 11, 2009 12:01:02 pm

The condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,who is undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),is improving,doctors said.

Superintendent of AIIMS D K Sharma said: “His condition has improved. He is stable now.”

Doctors attending on him said that his dependence on ventilator support has reduced. They found that the condition of his lungs has improved and the oxygenation level has gone up.

Considering the pace of Vajpayee’s recovery,it is expected that he will be taken off ventilator support within a day or two.

The 84-year-old BJP leader was admitted to the AIIMS on February 3 with complaints of fever and chest congestion. It was later diagnosed that he was suffering from respiratory tract infection.

When his condition deteriorated on the evening of February 6,he had to be put on mechanical ventilator support.

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