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Vajpayee to be discharged tomorrow
February 28, 2009 19:32 IST
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is likely to be discharged tomorrow from AIIMS as doctors have today declared him fit to go home after 26 days of stay at the intensive care unit.
"He is alright now. Doctors have decided to discharge him tomorrow," chief of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at AIIMS Dr Sampath Kumar said.
The veteran leader was admitted after complaints of chest infection on February 3 which was later diagnosed as pneumonia. He was kept on ventilator support as he was not able to breath on his own following the lung infection.
Doctors later conducted tracheotomy on February 13 to ease his respiration process. The 84-year-old leader has since shown steady improvement in his condition.
From the hospital bed, Vajpayee has kept an update on happenings around the world. He has also listened to his favourite old Hindi movie songs and watched the repeat telecast of Oscar awards.