Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS in Delhi


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday evening after he complained of uneasiness, Times of India reported.

The 87-year-old senior Congress leader was taken to the cardiothoracic ward of the hospital at 8.45 pm and is under observation.

"All his parameters are fine. He is under observation at the cardiothoracic ward under the care of Dr Nitish Naik, a professor of cardiology,” TOI reported quoting sources close to the former prime minister.

Singh, who is currently a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan, has undergone two heart-bypass surgeries – one in 1990 and another in 2009. The former Prime Minister suffered a fall shortly before Parliament was adjourned in March because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to At the time his doctors had advised complete bed rest.

Political leaders cutting across party lines wished Singh a speedy recovery. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was “deeply concerned” about Singh’s health. Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also wished Singh a complete recovery.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah expressed concern and said Singh’s “wise counsel and guidance are much needed during this time of crisis”.

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