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Former CM Shankersinh Vaghela admitted to hospital for COVID-19


Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, who recently tested positive for novel coronavirus, was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad for treatment. The veteran politician who will complete 80 years on July 21 has been admitted to Sterling Hospital as a precautionary measure.

In a social media post, Vaghela said he was suffering from fever for the past four days and subsequently, tested for coronavirus, which came positive. He said he was advised by his doctors to get admitted in a hospital as a precautionary measure and hence, he got admitted in Sterling Hospital. Vaghela also thanked people for showing concern about his health.

The former CM tweeted: “From past 4 days, I was suffering from fever. Subsequently I got the test done nd found out dt I am corona positive. I hv been advised to get admitted as precautionary measure nd hence got admitted in Sterling Hospital. Thank you everyone for your wishes nd concern abt my health”.

Vaghela has been in the news recently for his efforts to help COVID-19 patients in the city who were facing difficulties in getting themselves tested or admitted to hospital. Vaghela had got a lot of positive press for his efforts in helping the patients and he had later visited the SVP Hospital and interacted with the relatives of the patients assuring them of all help.

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The veteran politician had on June 22 resigned from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after he was removed as president of the state party unit. He was also annoyed over the cross-voting by the lone NCP MLA in Gujarat in the recently-held Rajya Sabha elections. NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja had voted for the BJP going against the party whip that had asked him to support the Congress. Vaghela had joined the NCP in 2019, two years after quitting the Congress. The cross-voting and abstaining from voting by the two BTP MLAs had helped the BJP win three of the four Rajya Sabha seats.

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