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Big B visits Amar Singh at AIIMS

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2011 23:08 IST
HT Correspondent
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Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood superstar and Amar Singh’s long time friend Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Nanda visited the Rajya Sabha MP at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he is undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection and diarrhoea.

Bachchan and Shweta met Singh in the private ward around noon. “He was at AIIMS for two hours,” said a doctor at AIIMS.

“He came around 12noon and went straight to see his friend. He was there with him for about an hour-and-a-half and then Bachchan also spent about 30 minutes with the doctors,” he said. Singh’s wife was also present with him in his private room.

Bachchan’s visit comes two days after Singh’s close associate and MP Jaya Prada had sought to know where his friends from the film fraternity were, an oblique reference to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.

“Where are those big celebrities who used to be with Singh and were helped by him in their land-related cases?” she asked.

Singh was admitted in the private ward of AIIMS on September 12 evening after a panel of doctors from GB Pant and Lok Nayak recommended a thorough health check after his creatinine levels rose.

He was immediately put under medical observation. Singh was brought to AIIMS with severe diarrhoea and is still on IV fluids and antibiotics for UTI.

After investigations, doctors found that Escherichia coli, a type of bacteria, had caused the urinary tract infection which indicated possible complications in the grafted kidney. Singh had undergone a kidney transplant surgery in Singapore in July, 2009. As such, the fluctuations in the creatinine level (a marker of kidney function) continue to exist.

“His creatinine level is ranging between 1.3-1.6 mg/dL, which is higher than his baseline creatinine level of 0.8-1.0 mg/dL. His condition is stable and we have all facilities available here for treatment of any problem of the kidney if it arises,” said a doctor from AIIMS.

Apart from the doctors from the department of nephrology, consultants from the department of gastroenterology, endocrinology and psychiatry are monitoring Singh as he also suffers from hypertension and diabetes.