Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been given life support after his health condition deteriorated over the past 24 hours, according to an official statement issues by All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
"Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted for the last nine weeks at AIIMS. Unfortunately, his condition has worsened over the last 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support," AIIMS said in the statement at 10.08 pm.
The statement was issued hours after PM Narendra Modi visited AIIMS this evening to enquire about the condition of Vajpayee who is undergoing treatment there.
The former PM overall health had deteriorated after he suffered a stroke in 2009. He was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and low urine output, indicating impaired kidney functions.