Atal Bihari Vajpayee on life support system at AIIMS

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New Delhi – Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted for the last 9 weeks at AIIMS. Unfortunately his condition has worsened over the last 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support system, AIIMS doctors said in a statement on Wednesday midnight.

Few hours back Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet Vajpayee.

Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output being on the lower side. Sources said his condition is critical. He is on ventilator support and a team of doctors are constantly monitoring his condition in the ICU at CN tower where he is admitted. Vajpayee, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He suffered a stroke in 2009, weakening his cognitive abilities. Later, he developed dementia.

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 As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.