India’s former Prime Minister Dr Manhmohan Singh has been diagnosed with Dengue days after he was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi after battling a fever for two days and experiencing symptoms of weakness.
The 89-year old Congress leader was under intensive medical supervision but according to an AIIMS official, there has been improvement in Singh’s health status and he is now on a path to recovery. The official also reported that his blood platelet count has seen an increase and his condition is improving.
Manmohan Singh had been admitted to a private ward of the Cardio-Neuro Tower in AIIMS on Wednesday, October 13, and is under the care of a squad of cardiologists led by Dr Nitish Naik. He was admitted to the hospital for better medical care and recovery, according to a Congress party source
Many politicians and leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sent their wishes to the former Prime Minister after the news about his declining health had broke.
I pray for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 14, 2021
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were among the politicians who visited Manmohan Singh at the hospital.
आज पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री डॉ. मनमोहन सिंह जी से AIIMS, नई दिल्ली में मुलाक़ात की व उनके स्वास्थ्य के विषय में जानकारी ली।
मैं उनके शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं।
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) October 14, 2021
However, Mandaviya’s visit ended in a controversy as he had allegedly brought a photographer with him to the hospital while he was there to enquire about Singh’s health and took photographs with the former Prime Minister against the wishes of Singh’s family.
Manmohan Singh’s daughter Daman Singh later expressed her displeasure regarding the situation stating that her mother was very upset with the Minister’s visit and inconsiderate actions. “My parents are trying to cope in a difficult situation. They are elderly people, not animals in a zoo,” she said in an interview.