New Delhi, Aug 16: The Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health is very critical over the last 24 hours, said All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in a press note released on late Wednesday evening.
Vajpayee is in a critical condition and is on life support, added the missive.
Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 after complaints of urinary tract infection, low urine output, and chest congestion.
Doctors at AIIMS are presently monitoring Vajpayee in ICU and the next one hour is said to be crucial.
Earlier today evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also went to AIIMS to visit former PM. Union Minister for Textile Smriti Irani and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit to Vajpayee today evening.
Former PM has been admitted in AIIMS from last 9 weeks and a number of union ministers, chief ministers and senior leaders from opposition parties have visited him in the hospital during this time.
In view of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's critical health, BJP has suspended all its programmes. An event scheduled for 20 August where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch a book on Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu's one year in office has also been postponed, according to media.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to remain the same. He is critical and on life support systems: AIIMS statement pic.twitter.com/OJKHHcTDSn— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018