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Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery in next few days: AIIMS

June 13, 2018 17:47 IST

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Wednesday.

The 93-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital on June 11.

 

Vajpayee had come with kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output was on the lower side when he was admitted, Guleria said.

As his urine output was low, a slow dialysis was done, he added.

"He has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours. His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now.

"The infection is under control and the blood pressure, respiratory function and hearty rate are normal. We are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days," Guleria told reporters.

AIIMS had yesterday said the former prime minister was responding well to treatment.

A host of political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda have visited the ailing leader over the past two days.

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