Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS, condition stable

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New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for “routine check-up” and his condition is “stable”, according to statements from the BJP and the hospital.

“As per the advice of doctors, Vajpayeeji has been admitted in AIIMS today for routine check-ups and investigations,” said the Bharatiya Janata Party statement.

In its statement, The hospital said that the veteran leader’s condition is stable and tests are going on.

“He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS are conducting tests,” AIIMS said in its statement. Guleria, who is a pulmonologist, has been a personal physician to Vajpayee for many years.

Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda, at a press meet on achievements of his ministry in the last four years, too, said Vajpayee was admitted for routine check-ups.

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Vajpayee, 93, who was Prime Minister briefly in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004, has retreated from active politics over the last few years due to falling health conditions.

–IANS

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