Shah recovers, to be discharged soon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi (NVI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last week for post-COVID care, has recovered and is likely to be discharged soon, the hospital said today.

“Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, is admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi for post-COVID care. He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time,” the hospital said in a statement.

On August 2, Shah had tested positive for COVID-19 and later tested negative for the disease on August 14. However, he was admitted to AIIMS on August 18 again for medical care after recovering from the infection.

“Shah was admitted to AIIMS on August 18 as he complained of fatigue and body aches after he returned a negative result to COVID-19 testing,” the hospital earlier said.

The Home Minister was earlier admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram after testing positive for COVID-19. He was the first member of the Union Cabinet to test positive for the infection.

-RJV