Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on Sunday night over chest problems. The veteran Congress leader was taken to the cardio-thoracic ward of the hospital at 8.45 pm and is under observation by doctors.
He has been admitted to a hospital room and not to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit).
Further details are awaited.
Earlier this week Manmohan Singh, alongside interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and chief ministers of party-ruled states, questioned the centre over its decision-making during the coronavirus lockdown.
The former prime minister, who spoke after Mrs Gandhi, said: “We need to know, as Soniaji said, what will happen after lockdown 3.0.” Chief ministers, the former PM said, needed to deliberate and ask what the strategy of the government of India was to get the country out of the lockdown.
India went into a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to slow the spread of coronavirus. Since then, the shutdown has been extended twice, on April 14 and May 4. The third phase will end on May 17, but restrictions have been eased in the areas less affected by the virus.
Last month Manmohan Singh, this time alongside Rahul Gandhi and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, was among a group of leaders who criticised the government