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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited AIIMS on Thursday morning to enquire about the condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,

who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute.BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Health Minister J P Nadda also visited AIIMS while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are expected to visit the premier medical institute soon.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also likely to visit AIIMS.

The condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on 11 June, deteriorated on Wednesday, the hospital said in a statement. "Unfortunately, his condition has worsened over the last 24 hours," AIIMS said. "His condition is critical, and he is on life support system. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited AIIMS on Wednesday at around 7:15 pm in the evening to inquire about the health condition of Vajpayee. After Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also visited the hospital to check on him. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also visit AIIMS, ANI reported. Vajpayee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. ALSO READ: Smriti Irani visits AIIMS to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health

The 93-year-old leader, a diabetic, has only one functional kidney.

He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed dementia. Vajpayee is under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS. Guleria has served as personal physician to Vajpayee for over three decades.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP National President Amit Shah had also visited the medical institute on Saturday.

Last modified on Thursday, 16 August 2018

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