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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to Delhi's AIIMS Manmohan Singh

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to Delhi's AIIMS

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Apr 2021, 07:29 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to the trauma centre of Delhi's AIIMS, the Congress party informed on Monday.

In a tweet, the Congress party wrote: "Former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh has been admitted to AIIMS. We wish him a full & speedy recovery."

The veteran Congress leader, who tested positive for Covid after registering a fever, was admitted to the hospital at around 5 pm on Monday as a precautionary measure, said reports.

Singh has already received two jabs of vaccine doses (Covaxin) - the first on March 4 and the second on April 3.

AIIMS is expected to issue a more detailed statement soon.

On Saturday, the former PM participated in a meeting with top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on the grim Covid situation in the country.

He also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggesting some measures to handle the pandemic that has infected over 1.5 crore Indians and killed nearly 1.8 lakh.

Following his admission to the hospital, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted: "My prayers are with Manmohan Singh ji and his family today, and my deepest respect. May he fight this scourge with all his might and get well soon."

In his meesage for the former PM, Rahul Gandhi wrote: "Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji, Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari prayed for Dr Singh's speedy recovery.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also tweeted wishing a speedy recovery to Manmohan Singh.

"Just got the news that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Ji has tested positive for COVID. Sir, our thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery," she wrote.

Tweeting his concern over Singh's health, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote: "I am concerned about the health of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh ji as he has been admitted to AIIMS. My best wishes to him for a speedy recovery. May he get well soon."