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Vajpayee's condition improving

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee is making steady progress with his pneumonic attack having almost subsided.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2009 13:18 IST

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is making steady progress with his pneumonic attack having almost subsided, doctors attending on him at AIIMS said on Thursday.

Vajpayee, who was admitted to the hospital following complaints of chest infection, has shown considerable improvement and his dependence on ventilator has been further reduced.

"There is not much change from Wednesday night. The process of withdrawing ventilatory support may take some more time. Pneumonia is almost clear and other parameters are all right" Dr Sampath Kumar, Chief of Cardio Thorasic Vascular Sciences department at AIIMS, told PTI.

The AIIMS in a statement today said the 84 year old leader was still on mechanical ventilator.

"He is still in ICU, his condition is stable and he is making steady progress," Medical Suprintendent D K Sharma said.

Doctors attending on him found that the condition of his lungs has significantly improved and the levels of oxygenation have gone up, which is a positive sign.

Basic parameters like heart, kidney, liver and blood pressure were normal, Kumar said.

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