On Sunday evening, former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh was admitted at the cardiothoracic department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), following complaints of chest pain and uneasiness. He was admitted at around 8.45 pm.
Delhi: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after complaining about chest pain (File pic) pic.twitter.com/a38ajJDNQP— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2020
Following the initial reports of Dr Singh’s hospitalisation, his office had released a statement saying, “He is okay. He was taken to the hospital as he had a fever due to the side effect of the medication given yesterday. He is under observation.”
AIIMS has not released any statement regarding the former PM’s condition.
As per reports, the former PM is stable. Journalist Pallavi Ghosh has informed that he was admitted for investigation after redeveloped a febrile reaction to a new medication. He is kept under observation to rule out any other causes of the fever.
“ Dr Manmohan Singh was admitted for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to a new medication. He is being investigated to rule out other causes of fever and is being provided care as needed. He is stable and under care of a team of doctors at AIIMS— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) May 11, 2020
Dr Manmohan Singh is 87. He has served two consecutive terms (2004-2014) as India’s Prime Minister. He is one of the senior-most leaders of the Congress party. Prior to becoming the PM, Dr Singh was the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao government from 1991 to 1996. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Economic Advisor (1972-76) and as the Governor of the Reserve Bank from 1982 to 1985. He was also the head of the Planning Commission from 1985 to 1987.
Political leaders from across the spectrum have wished Dr Singh a speedy recovery and have prayed for his health.