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Vajpayee’s condition worsens, on life support

New Delhi 15 August (KNB): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been put on life support system as his health deteriorated late on August 15, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a statement.

“Former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee has been admitted for the last nine weeks at AIIMS. Unfortunately his condition has worsened over the past 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support system,” Aarti Vij, chairperson, media and protocol division of the AIIMS, said in a release on August 15.

The 84-year-old leader has been suffering from lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) over the past few days and is being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the AIIMS to enquire about Mr. Vajpayee’s condition.(KNB)

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