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Vajpayee on mend, full recovery soon

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Vajpayee on mend, full recovery soon

Former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the past 48 hours after being admitted to AIIMS on June 11. Doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said on Wednesday afternoon.

“He had come with kidney tract infection and chest congestion and his urine output was on the lower side when he was admitted (to AIIMS on June 11),” said Guleria.

Vajpayee was immediately evaluated by a team of doctors and administered injectable antibiotics, the AIIMS director said.

As his urine output was low, a slow dialysis was done on the very day of admission to support his renal function, Guleria added.

“He has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours. His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now. His kidney function has improved with good urine output and the infection is also under control. His blood pressure, respiratory function and heart rate are normal. We are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days,” said Guleria .

AIIMS had on Tuesday said the former PM was responding well to treatment.  “His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All his vital parameters are stable. He will continue to be in hospital till infection is controlled,” AIIMS had said in a statement on Tuesday.

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

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale and Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar visited the ailing 93-year-old leader at the hospital on Wednesday.

 A host of political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have already visited the ailing leader over the past two days.



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