Vajpayee put on mechanical ventilator as infection worsens

via published on February 6, 2009

NEW DELHI: Health worries of former
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee continued on Friday
with AIIMS doctors putting him on “mechanical ventilation”
after his respiratory infection worsened.

“He (Vajpayee) continues to have lower respiratory
track infection which has worsened since morning. He
has been put on mechanical ventilation in ICU and is
being monitored by a team of doctors,” Dr Sampath
Kumar, head of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Sciences of
AIIMS, said yesterday evening while reading out a brief
medical bulletin.

All his basic parameters including blood pressure,
liver and kidney functions were normal, Kumar said.

84-year-old Vajpayee continues to be in the ICU. His
progress is being monitored by a team of doctors, AIIMS
Medical Superintendent Dr D K Sharma said in a bulletin
earlier in the day.

Doctors on Thursday termed Vajpayee’s condition as

BJP leaders L K Advani and Rajnath Singh had on Thursday
called on Vajpayee, who was admitted to the prestigious
hospital on Tuesday night.

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