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Manmohan Singh hospitalised

Manmohan Singh hospitalised

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NEW DELHI: Former Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was hospitalised on Wednesday evening after he complained of fever and weakness.

He has been admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

Hospital officials said his condition is stable, news agency PTI reported.

"The eighty-nine year Congress leader was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi for evaluation of fever; his condition is stable," AIIMS officials said.

Earlier this year, the 89-year-old Congress veteran and Rajya Sabha member had been admitted to hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19 during the second wave of infections.

Pranav Jha, AICC secretary in-charge of communications, said Dr Singh is "undergoing routine treatment" and    his condition is stable. He also dismissed "unsubstantiated rumours" regarding his health.

Soon after news of Dr Singh's hospitalisation came, political leaders cutting across party lines took to Twitter to wish him a quick recovery.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished his predecessor, Dr Manmohan Singh, a speedy recovery, after the latter was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, last night, for evaluation of fever.

“I pray for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr Manmohan Singh Ji,” PM Modi tweeted.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi tweeted, "Praying for quick recovery and good health of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji who has been admitted to AIIMS".  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concern over Dr Singh's hospitalisation.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shared his wishes. Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly wished Dr Singh a quick recovery.

Congress's national spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted, "Concerned about the well being of Dr. #Manmohansingh, as he gets admitted to AIIMS due to emergency health situation. Praying for his speedy recovery and good health."