Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain admitted to hospital after high-grade fever, tests negative for COVID-19
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested negative for coronavirus. He was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital hospital on Tuesday after running high-grade fever and suffering a sudden drop in his oxygen level.
"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," the AAP leader tweeted this morning.
Since his oxygen level is low, he is being kept under observation, PTI quoted sources as saying.
Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hoped that Jain recovers soon.
"Without worrying about your health, you were dedicated in service of people round-the-clock. Please take care and get well soon," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
This comes days after Kejriwal was tested for the novel virus and fortunately tested negative for the disease, which has so far infected over 3.4 lakh people in the country and left nearly 10,000 people dead.
On Monday, Jain had attended the all-party meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the alarming situation in the national capital, which is now the third worst-hit state in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Delhi has so far recorded over 42,000 cases of coronavirus and 1,400 deaths. In the last 24 hours, the national capital saw 1,637 new COVID-19 cases and 76 fatalities.
The Delhi government has warned that the city-state is likely to record over 5.5 lakh confirmed cased by the end of July. However, the Centre has maintained that there is no community transmission in Delhi.
After a meeting with Shah on Monday, the ruling AAP and the main opposition BJP said COVID-19 needs to be fought keeping political differences aside, while the Congress hit out at the Centre and the Delhi government for pandemic surge in the city.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh sharing details of the meeting said testing will be increased to 18,000 per day from June 20.
Meanwhile, the Centre constituted three teams of experts to inspect COVID care facilities and patient care services in the national capital and suggest measures to improve them.
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