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Union home minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS


Union home minister Amit Shah has been discharged from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday. On September 13, Amit Shah was admitted to the hospital for a complete medical check-up as per the advice of his doctors.

Following the development, it is expected that Amit Shah will take part in the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament. His return will bolster the government that is facing severe criticism due to the poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic and border dispute with China.

Shah was earlier admitted in AIIMS for 14 days

Union home minister Amit Shah, who was availing post-COVID care at Delhi AIIMS, was discharged from the hospital on August 31. The hospital administration had then clarified that Amit Shah has recovered and no longer needs any hospitalisation.

AIIMS’ media and protocol division chairperson Aarti Vij had earlier confirmed that Shah has recovered.

Amit Shah was admitted to AIIMS on August 18 a few days after he tested negative for coronavirus. Shah was admitted to the hospital with complaints of fatigue and body ache.

The institute had then said that he had been admitted for post-COVID care. It had also said in a statement that the minister was comfortable and continuing his work from the hospital.

Amit Shah tested COVID-19 negative on Aug 14

Amit Shah had announced that he had tested negative for coronavirus on August 14. He was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at Medanta Hospital.

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Shah, 55, had also said that on the advice of doctors, he will be under home isolation for the next few days. He had thanked his well-wishers, as well as the doctors. He had clarified that on the advice of doctors, he will be under home isolation for a few days.

Amit Shah tested COVID-19 positive on Aug 2

Notably, Shah had tested positive for coronavirus on August 2. He had exhibited some symptoms of the virus after which his test was carried out. Eventually, the test result came positive.

Although his health condition was fine, the doctors advised him to get admitted to a hospital for treatment of COVID-19. As a result, Shah eventually got admitted to a Medanta Hospital where he was availing treatment for the virus.

In fact, many had questioned Shah’s decision to get admitted to a private hospital and not in a government hospital.

Apart from Shah, many other politicians including chief ministers were found infected with the coronavirus. These include Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Karnataka counterpart BS Yediyurappa.

Also, 25 MPs and several ministers in the Union government, including Nitin Gadkari, have tested positive for the virus and will have to skip the monsoon session.


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