Atal Bihari Vajpayee’’s health condition improving

February 19th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi, Feb.19 (ANI): Doctors attending to former prime minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Atal Bihari Vajpyaee, at the All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS), stated improvement in his health condition on Thursday.

A medical bulletin issued by the hospital stated on Thursday that his vital parameters are normal and his condition is improving.

“He is in the ICU and his condition is stable. His chest infection has subsided,” said Dr. Sampath Kumar, chief cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeon at AIIMS, told a news agency.

On Thursday, the 84 -year-old Vajpayee had expressed desire for music, which was allowed even on Friday by the attending doctors.

Vajapyee, known for his penchant for movies, old film music and poetry, has been listening to these songs on AIR FM Gold radio station. Yesterday, I heard him hearing old film music on FM Radio. It was a positive development and so we let it continue. Some time we put on music for him and some time he asks for it to be played. He is now able to sit and listen to music in the morning and in the evening as well, said Dr. Randeep Guleria, personal physician to the recuperating leader.

According to AIIMS doctors, Vajpayee’’s ventilatory support has been removed and he is breathing on his own.

Vajpayee was admitted in the AIIMS in the national capital on February 3 after he complained chest infection. (ANI)

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