Manmohan Singh’s Condition Improving; Covid-19 Test Negative
Manmohan Singh, a former prime minister of India, speaks during an event in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Manmohan Singh’s Condition Improving; Covid-19 Test Negative


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is stable and his condition has improved, as he tested negative for Covid-19, hospital sources said on Monday.

Singh, 87, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Sunday evening after he suffered a reaction to a new medication and developed fever.

According to the sources, Singh is stable and under observation at the Cardio-Thoracic Sciences Centre of AIIMS.

The sources close to him said the senior Congress leader was "better" on Monday and did not have any fever during the day.

He, however, underwent a series of tests and some of the test results are awaited, they said.

Singh may be discharged in a day or so, the sources added. "His sample was taken for ruling out coronavirus infection and he has tested negative for it," a source said.

"Manmohan Singh was admitted for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to a new medication," the sources said.

"He is being investigated to rule out other causes of fever and is being provided adequate care. He is stable and under the care of a team of doctors at the Cardio-Thoracic centre of AIIMS," they said.

"All his parameters are fine,” they said.

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