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Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery: AIIMS director

 MPOST BUREAU |  2018-06-13 18:11:21.0

Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery: AIIMS director

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday morning for a urinary tract infection, is likely to make a full recovery soon. In an update on the 93-year-old former PM's health, the director of AIIMS on Wednesday said he has shown significant improvement in the last two days.

"He has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours. His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now. The infection is under control and the blood pressure, respiratory function and heart rate are normal. They are being maintained without any support," Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, said on Wednesday afternoon.

"We are hopeful he will make a full recovery in the next few days. We will be able to send him back home after that," Guleria added.

On Tuesday, in a medical bulletin, doctors said Vajpayee is stable and on injectable antibiotics. He had undergone dialysis on Monday.

Since he was admitted, the former PM has had high-profile visitors including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Vajpayee, the first non-Congress PM to complete a five-year term, has been away from public life since 2009 and has not been seen leaving his home in Delhi.

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