Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday followed up on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS Delhi and said that his condition is stable.
“Followed up on Dr Manmohan Singh Ji’s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS, Delhi. His condition is stable. (The) best possible care is being provided to him. We all pray for his quick recovery,” tweeted Harsh Vardhan.
The former prime minister and senior Indian National Congress (INC) politician Manmohan Singh was diagnosed with Covid-19. He was on Monday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre.
“Former PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre in Delhi,” said an AIIMS official.
Ironically, a couple of days ago, a strong war of words between the ruling BJP and opposition INC had rocked the political space when the former prime minister had critiqued the Narendra Modi government’s Covid-19 policy while the union health minister shot off a letter to the former, rubbishing the charges and saying Singh’s party did not have the spirit to appreciate good things.
Mamnomah Singh had said he had written the letter in the spirit of “constructive cooperation” and, therefore, a casual observer would be right in expecting a non-political response from the government.
Dr Harsh Vardhan chose to respond to the former prime minister’s bid to ‘discredit’ the efforts of the government.
The Covid-19 situation in India continues to deteriorate amid the second wave of coronavirus infections. For the past three days, the country has been reporting in excess of two lakh coronavirus infections and over 1,000 related deaths on a daily basis.