Doctors to decide on Vajpayee’s discharge by weekend

February 11th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Wednesday said they will take a decision on the discharge of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by this weekend.Admitted at AIIMS with chest infection, Vajpayee is in the ICU on artificial ventilator. His condition is, however, said to be stable.

“He (Vajpayee) is responding to the treatment and is stable. However, he is still being kept in the ICU on ventilator,” said Sampath Kumar, head of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Sciences at AIIMS.

Kumar said: “Based on his condition, doctors will take the decision to discharge him in the next three-four days.”

The 84-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was admitted to hospital after he complained of difficulty in breathing and fever Feb 3. He was put on mechanical ventilation Friday.

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