Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS, condition stable
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Monday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a routine-check-up, according to doctors, however his condition has been declared as ‘stable’.
“Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition is stable and a team of doctors under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS are conducting tests,” AIIMS.
The Director of AIIMS while confirming the same, said in a statement, “Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for routine check-up and investigations. He will be under the supervision of Dr. Randeep Guleria.” The 93-year-old stalwart was the first ever person from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have become the nation’s Prime Minister.
Vajpayee served for two terms twice – briefly in 1996 and between 1998 to 2004. Currently, he is the oldest living Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee is also a well-renowned poet. His birthday, which falls on December 25, is celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’ by the BJP.
In 2015, Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.