Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for Coronavirus, condition stable

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Updated: Jun 16, 2020 2:48 PM

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been admitted to hospital after complaints of high fever and drop in oxygen levels.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Coronavirus UpdatesDelhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested negative for Coronavirus and his condition is stable, news agency PTI today reported quoting officials. Earlier, Jain was admitted to a hospital after complaints of high fever and drop in oxygen levels. “Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated,” Jain tweeted. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had wished him a speedy recovery.

Jain was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital. Doctors at the hospital (RGSSH) said his condition is “stable”. However, he had been supplemented with oxygen supply, and his condition was being monitored.

RGSSH is a dedicated COVID-19 facility under the Delhi government. Hospital authorities told the news agency, “He was brought to the hospital late night. A COVID test was done on him and he has tested negative.”

Wishing a speedy recovery to Jan, Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi, “Without worrying about your health, you were dedicated in service of people round-the-clock. Please take care and get well soon.”

The total number of Coronavirus cases until today is 42,829. Of these, 25,002 are active cases while 16,427 patients have been cured/discharged. As many as 1400 people have died due to coronavirus in Delhi, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, it has been decided that Surya Hotel in New Friends Colony, Delhi will be attached to Holy Family Hospital in the area for treating COVID19 cases. The Delhi High Court had yesterday directed hotels Surya and Crowne Plaza to convert their premises into COVID care centres, based on the report of a two-member panel.


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