PM Narendra Modi visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi to enquire health of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is currently under treatment in the hospital.

Going through multiple health issues, former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted in the premium AIIMS hospital in Delhi on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side. The 93-year-old BJP leader was immediately admitted in the intensive care unit of the cardio-thoracic centre of AIIMS Delhi, and was said to be under active intensive care. The hospital management had informed last week that Vajpayee was showing improvements in health, however, there has been no fresh update from the hospital after that.

Despite improvement, Vajpayee has been kept under intensive care as he is a diabetic, has one functional kidney and also suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities – leading to dementia. To enquire about the veteran leader’s health condition, PM Narendra Modi made a visit to the AIIMS hospital last night at 9 PM and had remained inside for 20 minutes. Besides Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, BJP president Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several chief ministers and union ministers have made visits to AIIMS since Vajpayee was admitted.

Vajpayee had been an extremely popular BJP leader and was elected as the Prime Minister of India for three times – in 1996 and 1999. Also, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004. However, his health started deteriorating and after suffering from stroke and other diseases, Vajpayee slowly withdrew himself from public and political appearances. Perhaps, we wish for his well-being.

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