New Delhi: Putting an end to the rumours doing rounds about the deteriorating health of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is admitted to AIIMS New Delhi, a senior official from the institute said on Friday that Singh’s health is stable and improving gradually.
“He is fine now. The fever has receded and the body vitals are also within the normal range. He is also responding to the treatment. Routine investigations are being carried out,” he added.
The response has come after rumours started to spread on Thursday evening about Singh suggesting his health condition was critical.
However, the top medical institute is yet to issue an official statement or health update about the former PM who has been under treatment at the hospital since Wednesday evening.
Pranav Jha, in-charge of Communications, Congress party, also informed via Twitter that Singh is recovering.
“This is to inform that Dr Manmohan Singh ji is doing fine. He is better than yesterday. Let’s all wish him a speedy recovery. Any unfounded speculation is unnecessary and in bad taste. Also request all to respect the Former PM’s privacy,” he posted on Twitter.
The 89-year-old Congress stalwart was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after he complained of weakness after a persistent fever that he had developed since Monday.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had visited AIIMS on Thursday morning to enquire about Singh’s health. Later in the day, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had also visited the hospital to check upon him.
Meanwhile, wishes from top political leaders are pouring in for the former PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his predecessor Singh “good health and speedy recovery.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also prayed for his recovery through a get-well-soon tweet on Thursday.