New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on Sunday night over chest problems. The veteran Congress leader was taken to the cardio-thoracic ward of the hospital at 8.45 pm and is under observation by doctors.
The 87-year-old two-time Prime Minister has been admitted to a normal hospital room and not to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). According to news agency PTI, he is being treated by Dr Nitish Naik, a professor of cardiology.
The former Prime Minister suffered a fall shortly before parliament was adjourned in March amid the coronavirus outbreak. At the time his doctors had advised complete bedrest, orders Mr Singh complied with dutifully.
Manmohan Singh, who currently represents Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha, underwent heart-bypass surgery at AIIMS in 2009. He also has a history of diabetes.
Earlier this week Manmohan Singh, alongside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and chief ministers of party-ruled states, questioned the centre over its decision-making during the coronavirus lockdown.
The former prime minister, who spoke after Mrs Gandhi, said: “We need to know, as Soniaji said, what will happen after lockdown 3.0.” Chief Ministers, the former PM said, needed to deliberate and ask what the strategy of the government of India was to get the country out of the lockdown.