COVID +ve Manmohan Singh’s Condition Stable: Health Minister

The former PM,  was mildly symptomatic and was admitted to AIIMS around 5 pm on Monday as “a matter of precaution”.

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The condition of former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre in New Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19, is stable, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday, 20 April.

Vardhan on Tuesday tweeted that he had followed up on Singh’s condition and that the veteran Congress leader was stable and the best possible care was being provided to him.

As per media reports 88-year-old Dr Singh, was showing mild symptoms and was admitted at around 5 pm on Monday as “a matter of precaution”.

The veteran Congress leader was administered a COVID test after he had spiked a fever. Singh had received both his doses of Covaxin, the first on 4 March and the second on 3 April.

Messages Pour in for Dr Manmohan Singh

Several politicians wished Singh a speedy recovery after he was admitted at AIIMS trauma centre, including Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the ex-PM a speedy recovery.

COVID +ve Manmohan Singh’s Condition Stable: Health Minister
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Previously

On Saturday, 17 April, Singh had participated in the Congress Working Committee to take stock of the COVID situation and had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, to offer advice on tackling the COVID surge.

Among other suggestions, Singh had asked Modi to allow states to categorise frontline workers and prioritise their vaccination, even if they were under the age of 45. Several experts and other chief ministers had demanded the same. Singh had also stressed on the need to ramp up our vaccination drive.

Vardhan replied to Singh’s letter and tweeted it saying, “History shall be kinder to you Dr Manmohan Singh ji if your offer of ‘constructive cooperation’ and valuable advice was followed by your @INCIndia leaders as well in such extraordinary times!”

Vardhan further accused the party of “spreading falsehoods about vaccine efficacy”.

AIIMS is expected to give out a more detailed statement on Singh’s condition soon.

(This is a developing story.)

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