Coronavirus: Delhi health minister diagnosed with pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain had tested positive for the coronavirus two days ago after he complained of breathing problems
New Delhi: After testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has now been diagnosed with pneumonia.
He is also having breathing difficulties, according to reports. Jain was being shifted to Saket’s Max Hospital, where he will be administered Plasma therapy for COVID-19.
The 55-year-old minister on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus after he complained of breathing problems. Doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Hospital in Delhi had said Jain’s health was monitored constantly.
After being admitted to the hospital, Jain had tweeted on June 16, “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.”
A day later, he tweeted, “Today my covid test found to be positive (sic).”
Sources in Delhi government on Wednesday said contact tracing of people who interacted with him in the last couple of days has started, and they will be quarantined as per the advice of doctors.
On Sunday, Jain attended a high-level meeting on coronavirus situation in the national capital, chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah, which was also attended by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.