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Security strenghtened at AIIMS

Secuirty at the AIIMS, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is recuperating after a re-do bypass surgery, has been strenghtened after thick blanket of fog enveloped the hospital premises early this morning.

delhi Updated: Jan 26, 2009 21:56 IST

Secuirty at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is recuperating after a re-do bypass surgery, has been strenghtened after thick blanket of fog enveloped the hospital premises early this morning.

Delhi Police personnel, who were till now deployed on the route towards the Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery (CVTS) unit where the PM has been recurperating, fanned to different locations of the hospital premises as the fog descended at around 5 am.

"Because of the fog, the personnel have been asked to cover other areas of the AIIMS premises -- like the Out Patient Department (OPD), Emergnecy centre, Pediatrics among others," a senior police official, present at the AIIMS said.

The arrangement is just to make sure that the area is secure and there will not be any constant deployment, the official said.

Fog descended the hospital premises at round five this morning ruducing the visibility to only a few metres.

The security near the CVTS unit has also been beefed up with deployment of more Special Protection Group (SPG) men and Delhi Police commandos at the exit of the unit.

The police personnel have been posted at diffrent vantage point on the route the CVTS. About 20-25 policemen were brought in at around 12.30 am to be deployed on the AIIMS premises.