New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who had tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, has recovered from the deadly virus and was discharged from the hospital on Friday, reported news agency PTI.

The 55-year-old Delhi Health Minister had tested positive for coronavirus on June 17 and was administered plasma therapy on June 21 at Delhi's Saket's Max Hospital after his condition deteriorated. However, his condition became stable after the plasma therapy and he was shifted to the general ward of the hospital on June 22.

"The health condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has improved after being administered plasma therapy. His fever has subsided and oxygen level has improved. Doctors say that he can be shifted to the general ward by tomorrow," Jain's office had said in a statement earlier.  

The novel coronavirus has been growing at an alarming rate in the country, especially in the national capital where it has affected more than 73,500 people and claimed over 2,400 lives, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The data available at the Union Health Ministry website says that more than 44,500 people in Delhi have recovered from coronavirus and discharged from hospitals.

However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the situation in the national capital is under control and the number of cases is rising because the government has increased the testing, adding that there is no need to panic.

He further informed that the government is going to set up more ICU beds in LNJP Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital and GTB Hospital on a large scale, adding that his government has got permission to conduct plasma therapy on 200 patients in the city.

"In the last one week, the number of beds occupied has been around 6,000 despite almost 3,000 new cases daily as they do not require hospitalisation. COVID19 cases in Delhi are mild and most of them don't require hospitalisation. Right now, we have over 13,000 beds ready", Kejriwal noted.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma