NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS today following complaints of urinary tract infection and kidney issues and was undergoing dialysis, hospital sources said.
Earlier, the hospital said that 93-year-old Vajpayee, who has been ailing for long, was admitted for routine check-up and investigations and that his condition was stable.
"He was admitted with complaints of urinary tract infection and kidney issues. He is in the ICU and undergoing dialysis," a source at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said.
A team of doctors under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria were attending to the nonagenarian leader. Guleria, who is a pulmonologist, has been a personal physician to Vajpayee for many years.
A host of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the BJP patriarch at the hospital.
BJP veteran L K Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Health Minister J P Nadda and Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan were among those who paid a visit to the ailing leader.
A BJP statement had said that the leader was admitted for routine check-up and investigations on doctors' advice.
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11:00 pm: AIIMS, Delhi releases full statement: Former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted today at AIIMS, New Delhi for investigation and evaluation. He has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection for which appropriate treatment has been closely monitored and treated by a team of doctor.
10:20 pm: Vijay Goel on Vajpayee's health status
His medical bulletin has been released, he had a urine infection & is being treated for that. I have complete hope that he will be able to go home tomorrow: Vijay Goel after visiting former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS #Delhi pic.twitter.com/ShBEGGtrml— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
10:00 pm: Dr Harsh Vardhan assures Vajpayee's health is stable
9:20 pm: Rajnath Singh, LK Advani arrive at AIIMS
Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh & senior BJP leader LK Advani arrive at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. pic.twitter.com/7Ur3Q28CIn— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
9 pm: PM Modi leaves AIIMS, Delhi. He was at AIIMS for about 50 minutes, reports ANI.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after visiting former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. pic.twitter.com/WCFs60c04C— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
8:30 pm: BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi rushes to AIIMS, reports India Today TV.
8:20 pm: BJP Delhi's Vijender Gupta wishes the former PM a long life
Our beloved Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee( who we sometimes would lovingly call ‘Baap ji’) has been admitted to hospital for a routine check-up. I wish and pray for his good health and long life.— Vijender Gupta (@Gupta_vijender) June 11, 2018
8 pm: Congress leader P Chidambaram wished a speedy recovery to Vajpayee
We pray for Shri Vajpayee ji's good health.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) June 11, 2018
6:15 pm: Yashwant Sinha tweeted a message to the ailing Vajpayee
Pray to God for the speedy recovery of Atalji.— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) June 11, 2018
6 pm: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at AIIMS
Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is currently admitted there for a routine-check-up. pic.twitter.com/fiIECqbxJy— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
"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.
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.
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 failing health conditions.
(With inputs from PTI, IANS, ANI)