Manmohan Singh stable: Union Health Minister

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s condition remains stable a day after he was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with fever. The 88-year-old is being given the best possible medical care, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today.

The veteran Congress leader was admitted at around 5 pm yesterday and administered a Covid test. He has received two doses of Covaxin and was, according to sources, hospitalised as “a matter of precaution”.

“Followed up on Dr Manmohan Singh Ji’s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS, Delhi. His condition is stable. Best possible care is being provided to him. We all pray for his quick recovery,” Vardhan tweeted today.

On Sunday, Singh had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, offering advice on the pandemic. He urged allowing states to define categories of frontline workers that need to be vaccinated against Covid on priority “even if they are below 45 years of age”.