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 showing signs of steady improvement.
"Today someone read out the newspaper to him. It is a daily practice. He watches TV and also spends time listening to good classical and old film music," Dr Sampath Kumar, Chief of Cardio Thoracic Vascular Sciences Department at AIIMS, said on Monday.
"Once we are satisfied about his recovery, we will discharge him, Kumar added.
Vajpayee was admitted to the AIIMS on February 3 with complaints of fever and chest congestion. It was later diagnosed that he was suffering from respiratory tract infection.
The 84-year-old BJP leader after undergoing a tracheostomy surgery for smoother airway management was kept on a minimal ventilator support on February 13.
He was removed off the ventilator on February 18 and is reported to be recovering well since then.