Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted in AIIMS, health now stable


Senior Congressman and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh got admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on Sunday night over chest problems. The veteran was taken to the cardio-thoracic ward of the hospital at 8.45 pm and is under observation by doctors.


The 87-year-old two-time Prime Minister is not in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), and is being treated by Dr Nitish Naik, a Pprofessor of Cardiology, as per reports.


Singh suffered a fall shortly before parliament was adjourned in March amid the coronavirus outbreak. At the time his doctors had advised complete bed rest.


“He is being investigated to rule out other causes of fever and is being provided care as needed. He is stable and under care of a team of doctors at the Cardiothoracic Centre of AIIMS, they said.


“All his parameters are fine. He is under observation at the AIIMS,” a source close to him has said.


Singh, who currently represents Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha, has undergone two heart-bypass surgeries – one in 1990 and another in 2009.


Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot tweeted to express concern over Dr Singh’s health, writing: “Much worried to know former PM Dr Manmohan Singh ji has been admitted to AIIMS. I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life”.


Earlier this week Manmohan Singh participated in a video conference alongside Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Chief Ministers of party-ruled states, including Gehlot, and questioned the centre over its decision-making during the coronavirus lockdown.