New Delhi : Former Prime Minister of India and senior congress leader Dr.Manmohan Singh has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical science (AIIMS) on wednesday.
AIIMS officials later said the senior Congress functionary was being checked for fever, adding that condition was stable.
Congress leader Pranav Jha, however, said in a tweet that Singh’s condition was stable and the leader was undergoing ‘routine treatment’. “There are some unsubstantiated rumours with regards to former PM, Dr Manmohan Singh ji’s health. His condition is stable. He is undergoing routine treatment. We will share any updates as needed. We thank our friends in media for their concern,” Jha said on Twitter.
In April this year, Manmohan Singh was admitted to the hospital due to the coronavirus infection. Prayers for the early recovery of the former prime minister poured in from a host of leaders across party lines. “Praying for quick recovery and good health of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji who has been admitted to AIIMS,” said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
In May 2020, the former prime minister had been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi after he experienced chest congestion. He was under the care of Dr Nitish Nayak then too.
In 2009, Manmohan Singh underwent a successful coronary bypass surgery at AIIMS in Delhi.
Singh had turned 89 two weeks ago on September 26. In April this year, the former PM had tested Covid-19 positive and had been admitted to AIIMS. Then Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had followed up on Singh’s condition and had said the best possible care was being provided to him.
Manmohan Singh first joined the Government of India as economic advisor in the commerce ministry in 1971. He later served as the finance minister of India from 1991 to 1996 and went on to become India’s fourteenth Prime Minister in 2004. At present, he is a member of the Rajya Sabha.