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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s health improves after plasma therapy

Satyendar Jain had tested positive on June 18 and his condition kept stabilising and deteriorating after which he was given plasma therapy

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain's health improves after plasma therapy
New Delhi, First Published Jun 21, 2020, 5:28 PM IST
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Delhi: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain's condition has improved, following the plasma therapy that was administered to him in a bid to treat coronavirus, the Office of Delhi health minister stated on Sunday.

"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," the Office of Delhi health minister said.

Jain, who was in charge of the health department of Delhi government and tested positive for COVID-19, was administered plasma therapy in Max hospital in Saket after his condition worsened on Friday.

On Friday, Jain's condition deteriorated, and he was put on oxygen support. He was put on oxygen support after his lung infection increased.

Jain was admitted to a hospital in northeast Delhi on June 15 after he complained of breathlessness and high fever.

Earlier, the Delhi government had said that Jain's health was improving. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday (June 18) took over the charge of health, PWD, power and other departments held by his cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain, who has tested positive for COVID-19, an official said.

Besides Jain, AAP MLA Atishi and two other leaders of the party -- Akshay Marathe, an advisor to CM Arvind Kejriwal and Anindita Mathur, an advisor to deputy CM Manish Sisodia -- also tested positive for the viral disease on Wednesday (June 17). Party functionaries said swab samples of all three of them were collected on Tuesday after they developed mild symptoms.

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