Home Minister Amit Shah, undergoing post COVID-care at AIIMS, discharged
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to AIIMS on August 18, was discharged from the hospital on Monday, said reports. He was undergoing post-COVID-19 care at the country's premier health facility. Giving an update on his heath, AIIMS said last week that the 55-year-old "has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time." Here are more details.
Shah tested positive for coronavirus this month, had recovered
Shah was admitted to Gurugram's Medanta Hospital, earlier this month, after he tested positive for coronavirus. He was discharged on August 14. Informing about his health, he said he would remain in home isolation on the advice of doctors. He also thanked the team at the private hospital for attending to him. Days later, he was rushed to AIIMS after he complained of fatigue and body ache.
Dr. Randeep Guleria treated Shah, minister worked from hospital
Earlier, AIIMS had informed Shah was discharging his duties from the hospital. He stayed at the old private ward on the fifth floor and remained in the observation of Director Dr. Randeep Guleria. Before he took ill, Shah regularly attended his office in North Block. The last event he was a part of happened at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
Numerous politicians tested positive for coronavirus in recent weeks
Shah was the first Union Minister to contract the infection. Thereafter, at least four of his colleagues, including AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik and Arjun Ram Meghwal, who claimed papads can cure the disease, tested positive. Other known politicians who tested positive were Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar, and former President Pranab Mukherjee. The Congress veteran is still recuperating.
Worryingly, India has been registering record spikes almost daily
Meanwhile, India recorded another spike on Sunday as far as coronavirus numbers are concerned. Nearly 80,000 new cases took the nation's tally to 3,621,245. More than 900 died in the same time period, swelling the countrywide death toll to 64,617. The US, the worst-infected nation, has 6,173,236 total cases and 187,224 deaths, and in Brazil, 120,896 have died at 3,862,311 total cases.