Former prime minister Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS, under observation at cardio-thoracic ward


Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been admitted to AIIMS, where he’s been kept under observation at the cardio-thoracic ward, reported  PTI. The news agency quoted a close source of Dr. Singh as saying, “All his parameters are fine. He is under observation at the AIIMS.”

The octogenarian leader had to be hospitalised after he reportedly complained of ‘uneasiness.’ He was admitted under Dr Nitish Naik, a professor of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), around 8.45 pm.

The 87-year-old served as India’s prime minister for two terms, between 2004 and 2014. He’s widely regarded as the architect of the country’s economic liberalisation as finance minister in the early 90s.

Dr. Singh had undergone a heart-bypass surgery at AIIMS in 2009.

Dr. Singh is currently the leader of the Congress Party in the upper house of the parliament. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, where the Congress has the government.