London, Oct 20 (): Former British Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher has been taken to the Cromwell Hospital where she was admitted to be treated for an infection caused by a recent bout of flu.
The flu prevented her from attending a reception that was planned for her 85th birthday at Downing Street last week. The reception was hosted by the Prime Minister. Thatcher wrote a letter of apology to her friends and colleagues.
The Prime Minister David Cameron wished her a speedy recovery. Thatcher’s son Mark said that her admission was entirely precautionary and it was nothing serious. He said that his mother was in good spirit. He also concluded that she would be home soon if all went according to plan.
In 2005 her doctor advised her not to make public speeches due to concerns regarding strokes. But she still continues to attend some public functions. In 2008 she was taken to the hospital as she fell ill during a dinner in Westminister. She has been suffering from a series of health problems during the recent years.