Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 87, has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on May 10 evening with a complaint of chest pain. He is under observation at the cardio-thoracic ward, a hospital source said.

The source said Dr. Singh was brought around 8.45 p.m., and is stable. He is being looked after by a team of doctors.

The two-term Prime Minister has previously undergone two heart bypass surgeries. Till date, Dr. Singh has maintained an active life, and recently addressed a press conference with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

“All his parameters are fine. He is under observation at the AIIMS,” a source close to him said, adding that he was taken to the hospital after he felt “uneasiness“.

PTI adds:

As the news came out, a number of leaders expressed concern over his health and wished him a speedy recovery.

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

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted, “Praying for good health of Doctor saheb. We are sure he will be fit and fine at the earliest.”

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav also tweeted, “Saw the news of Dr Manmohan Singh ji being admitted to hospital. My sincere prayers for the speedy recovery of Manmohan Singh ji, the humble, intelligent, scholar, true gentleman and one of the best PM.”

His son and RJD chief Tejashvi Yadav said, “Wishing for the speedy recovery of respected Dr ManmohanSingh ji.”

Dr. Singh is a senior leader of the opposition Congress and currently represents Rajasthan in the Upper House of Parliament. He was the Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014.

In 2009, Dr. Singh underwent a successful coronary bypass surgery at AIIMS.

News Source: The Hindu


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