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Vajpayee continues to be in ICU of AIIMS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Vajpayee, continues to be in the ICU of AIIMS, and his condition is being monitored by a team of doctors round the clock, sources at the hospital said.

had yesterday said that the 93-year-old leader has shown significant improvement and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days.

Vajpayee was admitted to the premier hospital on June 11 with kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output being on the lower side.

"He was immediately evaluated by a team of doctors and was put on injectable antibiotics," Guleria had said.

Vajpayee, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He suffered a in 2009, weakening his cognitive abilities. Later, he developed

Political leaders, including Shivraj Singh Chouhan, RSS and Rajasthan visited the ailing leader at the hospital today.

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat, former prime ministers and H D Deve Gowda, and have visited Vajpayee at the AIIMS over the past three days.

Vajpayee was thrice elected the between 1996 and 1999 and is the only non-prime minister to complete the full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004. As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:30 IST