Supporters throng temples to offer heartfelt prayers for Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s recovery. Former Prime Minister is in critical condition right now as he is on life support machine. The 93-year-old’s health started deteriorating since Tuesday, an official statement by AIIMS on Wednesday evening.
Mr Vajpayee was admitted to the AIIMS on June 11 owing to a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side as confirmed by the hospital doctors. He was India’s 10th Prime Minister and it is sad to see him in such a serious condition.
“I have been praying to god that just once I can see him give a speech again. Our family can never ever erase that image of his from our minds. I hope he gets well soon,” Mr Vajpayee’s niece Kanti Mishra said.
A team of doctors from the nephrology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and cardiology units is looking after the former Prime Minister, the sources added.
PM Narendra Modi arrived at the hospital at 7.15 pm and spent about 50 minutes over there and this was his fourth visit to Mr Vajpayee in AIIMS since he has been admitted. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah and veteran BJP leader LK Advani also visited the former Prime Minister today. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to arrive Delhi later today to visit the former PM.