Narendra Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee again; prime minister's third trip to AIIMS to see 93-year-old ailing BJP leader

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited his ailing predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

File image of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Reuters

File image of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Reuters

This is the third time Modi has visited the former prime minister, who was admitted to the country's premier hospital on 11 June with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and urine output on the lower side.

Modi was at the AIIMS on Friday where he laid the foundation stone for the National Centre for Ageing and also inaugurated a super speciality and an emergency block at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

He also inaugurated a 300-bed Power Grid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS and a 'connection motorable tunnel' between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and the Trauma Centre.

According to a source at AIIMS, Modi, after the event, visited Vajpayee for around 10-15 minutes.

The 93-year-old BJP leader, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed dementia.

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2018 14:16:56 IST

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