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Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection, is showing "significant" improvement and would be able to "fully recover" in the next few days, said on Wednesday.

"He has shown significant improvement with treatment over the last 48 hours. His kidney function has improved with near normal urine output. His is under control. We are very hopeful that he should make a full recovery over the next few days," Guleria told reporters.

Vajpayee, 93, was admitted to on Monday with urinary tract infection, chest congestion and low urine output. He was evaluated by a team of senior doctors and was put on injectable and slow to support his renal function, the said.

"His blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are all normal. They are being maintained without any support. His laboratory parameters also are normal. They are showing good values and we are quite happy with that. We hopefully should be able to send him home in the next few days."

Hospitalisation of Vajpayee, who was briefly in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004 but had retreated from active over the last decade due to failing health, has triggered VIP visits including that of current and former Prime Ministers to the hospital.

While and called on Vajpayee on the very first day, former Prime Ministers and H.D. Deve Gowda, and (RSS) chief visited him on Tuesday.

The beeline of visitors continued on Wednesday. Among those who called on Vajpayee on his third day of hospitalisation include Yogi Adityanath, and

Former Vice Hamid Ansari, Smriti Irani, and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, former JD-U President and veteran also visited to enquire about his health.

Wishes for speedy recovery has been coming since his hospitalisation at ICU of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) department at AIIMS.

"President phoned the family of former Prime Minister Vajpayee and inquired about his health. He wishes Vajpayee an early recovery," said the President of India's twitter handle.

"Praying for the speedy recovery of former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee ji," Israel's to and Sri Lanka tweeted from his personal account.



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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 19:44 IST