Four days after getting admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi for the third time, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been discharged from the hospital, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying. Shah had been admitted to AIIMS for the second time on September 13 reportedly for a full body check up at the premier medical institute.
Earlier, Shah had been discharged from AIIMS on August 30 after his post Covid-19 care at the hospital. Shah had contracted Coronavirus on August 2 after which he was first admitted into the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon. After his nascent recovery from the disease, the top cabinet minister of the Modi government was subsequently shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for his post Covid care.
With his discharge from the hospital, Shah is expected to be present in the proceedings of the Monsoon session of Parliament. In addition to Shah, at least seven other Union ministers have contracted the virus. The latest confirmed case of Coronavirus in the Modi cabinet was of Minister of Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari who contracted the virus on Wednesday. Other Union Ministers who have contracted the virus include Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Junior agriculture minister Kailash Choudhary, Ayush Minister Shirpad Naik, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan among others. In accordance with the safety and health protocols for the Parliament session, 17 Members of Lok Sabha and Eight members of the Rajya Sabha also tested positive for the SARS-CoV 2
Many legislators including Chief Ministers, ministers in several state governments have also tested positive for Coronavirus in the past few months. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Delhi Health Minister Satendra Jain and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan have also tested for the virus in the past few months. The tally of Coronavirus cases has crossed the mark of 50 lakh in the country.