Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was admitted to AIIMS on Sunday night is reportedly stable and has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

The Hindu's Nistula Hebbar quoted AIIMS sources to report that Singh had been shifted from the ICU to a private ward.

Earlier on Monday, news agency ANI quoted sources to say that Singh was admitted to AIIMS for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to the new medication. Reportedly, he was stable and under care at the Cardiothoracic Centre of AIIMS while being investigated to rule out other causes of fever.

Manmohan Singh had been India's 13th Prime Minister and has served the country from 2004 to 2014. An economist by profession, Manmohan Singh had also served as the Finance Minister in P. V. Narasimha Rao's Cabinet from 1991 to 1996. Currently he represents Rajasthan in the Upper House of Parliament.

Following news of his hospitalisation, many political leaders had taken to social media to wish him a speedy recovery, and to express concern.

"Concerned by reports that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS In Delhi, but relieved he is not in the ICU and is in good hands. Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery," wrote Shashi Tharoor.

"Much worried to know former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh ji has been admitted to AIIMS. I wish him speedy recovery and pray for his good health and long life," tweeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

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