Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment for a chest infection at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is reported to be stable and making progress.
Dr. Sampath Kumar, the head of the Cardiac-Thoracic Vascular Sciences brushed off rumors regarding Vajpayee's ill health. Kumar confirmed that his condition has not deteriorated and also said that he has no fever.
The 84-year-old leader was admitted to AIIMS on February 3 with complaints of fever and chest congestion. It was later affirmed that he was suffering from a respiratory tract infection.
Vajpayee's condition deteriorated on Friday evening and he had to be put on mechanical ventilator support.
Doctors said that Vajpayee's basic parameters, including his blood pressure, heart, liver, and kidney are functioning normally.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has conveyed his best wishes for the speedy recovery of Vajpayee.
Participants at the two-day BJP National Executive meeting in Nagpur, also prayed for Vajpayee's fast recovery.