Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi last night, almost two weeks after being discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the top hospital in the national capital for Kovid-care.
The 55-year-old BJP leader had tested positive for coronavirus, which has so far affected more than 46 lakh people in India when he was taken to Medanta, a private hospital in Gurgaon on 2 August. On August 14, he tweeted that he would stay in the house for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.
He was admitted to AIIMS on 18 August after complaining of “fatigue and body ache”. Doctors said he left the hospital after 13 days on 31 August after the home minister “recovered”.
AIIMS said in a statement on 30 August, “The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, is admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi for post-COVID care. He may be discharged in no time.”
He was again hospitalized at around 11 pm last night.
The monsoon session of Parliament begins tomorrow with Kovid security measures, including mandatory face masks and social disturbances in place.
The coronovirus epidemic has overshadowed the monsoon session, with 200 of the 785 members over the age of 65, and at least seven Union ministers and two dozen MPs recovering from COVID-19. The government on Saturday recorded its largest single-day total of 97,570 new patients.