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Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on late Sunday evening after his complaint of cardiac complications.  Singh, 87, is currently under observation, according to people aware of developments at AIIMS.

Senior doctor at AIIMS said, “He was brought to the premier medical institute at 8:45 PM. He is currently admitted on the second floor of Cardiac neuro (CN) centre in ICU CT2,” Manmohan Singh is under the care of Dr Nitish Naik, a professor of cardiology at AIIMS.

Manmohan Singh has underwent several cardiac bypass surgeries in past. The latest surgery was conducted on him in January 2009.

Last month Manmohan Singh was appointed as the chief of an internal 11 member committee to formalise Congress party’s stand on key national issues particularly in the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus pandemic by party president Sonia Gandhi. Singh currently serving as a Rajya Sabha member leads an active public life

Congress party could not be immediately reached for an official comment. A senior party however, confirmed that Singh was admitted but added there was “nothing to worry” over his health.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, “Much worried to know former PM Manmohan Singhji has been admitted to AIIMS. I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life.”

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted, “Praying for good health of doctor saheb. We are sure he will be fit and fine at the earliest.”

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav also tweeted “Saw the news of Dr Manmohan Singhji being admitted to hospital. My sincere prayers for the speedy recovery of Manmohan Singhji, the humble, intelligent, scholar, true gentleman and one of the best PMs.”

-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News


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