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Manmohan Singh admitted to hospital for fever; his office says he is OK

Singh, who was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was under observation at cardio-thoracic ward late Sunday night after he reportedly complained of chest pain.

Updated: May 11, 2020 00:34 IST

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain, Hindustan Times New Delhi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (PTI)

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday evening after he reportedly complained of uneasiness.

A hospital source said he was admitted in a ward at the cardio-neurosciences (CNS) tower at about 8.45 pm. “He was brought late in the evening, and has been admitted. He is stable and currently under observation with specialists examining him,” the hospital source said..

There was no official statement by AIIMS on Manmohan Singh’s admission to the hospital.

Singh’s office later confirmed that he had been admitted but underlined that he was doing fine.



“He is okay. He was taken to the hospital as he had fever due to the side-effect of the medication given yesterday. He is under observation,” the former PM’s office said.

Senior politicians from the Congress and other political parties wished the 87-year-old leader a speedy recovery.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also enquired about the health of the distinguished economist who joined the Congress and served as prime minister for two terms. With the Congress back in the opposition, he plays a lead role in advising his party on economic issues. Last month, he accepted a request from Congress-ruled Punjab to guide the state’s economy to recovery after the Covid-19 crisis is over.

Among the other prominent politicians who expressed concern at the former PM’s health was Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

“Much worried to know former PM Dr Manmohan Singh ji has been admitted to AIIMS. I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life,” Gehlot tweeted.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted he too was deeply concerned about Dr Singh’s health. “Hope he makes a full recovery soon. All of India is praying for our former PM,” said Kejriwal.

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