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Feb 11, 2009 at 02:37pm IST

Vajpayee's health stable; docs to decide on releasing him

New Delhi: Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday said they will take a decision on releasing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by this weekend.

Admitted at AIIMS with chest infection, Vajpayee is in the ICU on artificial ventilator. His condition is, however, said to be stable.

"He (Vajpayee) is responding to the treatment and is stable. However, he is still being kept in the ICU on ventilator," said Sampath Kumar, head of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Sciences at AIIMS.

FOR HIS GOOD HEALTH: Former prime minister Vajypayee was admitted to hospital on February 3.

Kumar said: "Based on his condition, doctors will take the decision to discharge him in the next three-four days."

The 84-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was admitted to hospital after he complained of difficulty in breathing and fever on February 3. He was put on artificial ventilation on Friday.

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