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Former India PM Singh in hospital over ‘chest pains’

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been admitted to AIIMS hospital after he complained of chest pain

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh is stable and under observation at the AIIMS here after suffering reaction to a new medication and developing fever, hospital sources said on Monday. He is now not in critical condition and away from the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital in a private room.

Singh is a senior leader of the Congress party and is now a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Rajasthan. "All of India is praying for our former Prime Minister".

"Dr. Manmohan Singh was admitted for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to a new medication".

India has counted over 2,000 deaths from the pandemic and over 60,000 confirmed cases.

According to news agency PTI, he is being treated by Dr Nitish Naik, a professor of cardiology. "He is okay", Singh's office said in a statement.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concern over Singh's health. "I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life", Mr Gehlot wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in 2009, he had undergone a coronary artery bypass surgery by a team of surgeons led by cardio-thoracic surgeon Ramakant Panda at AIIMS. "Hope he makes a full recovery soon", he tweeted.

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