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Amitabh Bachchan visits Amar Singh at AIIMS

September 19, 2011 00:02 IST

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Nanda on Sunday visited Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Amar Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he is undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection and wished him speedy recovery.

Bachchan and Shweta met Singh in the private ward around noon. "He was there for two hours," a doctor with AIIMS said.
His visit comes two days after Singh's close associate and MP Jayaprada had sought to know where his friends from the film fraternity were, an oblique reference to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.

"Where are those big celebrities who used to be with Singh and were helped by him in their land-related cases," she asked.
Bachchan had bought a land in Barabanki district of UP earlier but had to face a court case on the issue.

Singh, 55, was admitted in the private ward of AIIMS on September 12 evening after his creatinine level rose and was immediately put under medical observation.

He was brought from Tihar jail where he was lodged since September 6. A Delhi court had sent him on 14-day judicial custody following his arrest in connection with the 2008 cash-for-votes scam. Singh is on interim bail till Sep 19.

After investigations, doctors found that Escherichia coli, a type of bacteria, has been found to be the cause of the urinary tract infection suffered by Singh who had undergone a kidney transplant surgery in Singapore in July, 2009.

As such, the fluctuations in the creatinine level (a marker of kidney function) continue to exist.

"His creatinine level is still high but under control. We can say it is not in danger level. His condition is stable and we have all facilities available here for treatment of any problem of the kidney if it arises," a doctor with AIIMS said.

Along with doctors from the department of nephrology, Singh is also under the observation of consultants from the department of gastroenterology, endocrinology and psychiatry as he also suffers from hypertension and diabetes.

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