Amit Shah battling chest, lung infection in AIIMS

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/17/2020 12:55:39 PM

NEW DELHI, Sep 16: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is still battling with serious chest and lung infection on Wednesday in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was hospitalised on the night of Saturday for "complete medical checkup before Parliament session (from Sept 14) for 1-2 days."
He was supposed to be in Parliament on the opening day of the session on Monday as per a bulletin put out by Dr (Prof) Aarti Vij, saying he was discharged from AIIMS after post-Covid care on August 30 with an advice to get admitted for the checkup before the session. Shah was hospitalised in private Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon on the night of August 2 after testing positive of the Covid-19 symptoms. Within days of discharge from there, he was admitted to the AIIMS on August 17 night on complaints of body ache and fatigue and remain admitted there for a fortnight.
No health bulletin has been issued since after one issued on Sunday and the doctors and nurses attending Shah have been warned not to discuss his health condition with anybody. Visitors are also not allowed to protect him from any infection.
The secrecy about his health is so much that a regular drill of the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry to list the names of the MPs in hospital does not state Shah's hospitalisation. "There is no MPs admitted in the hospital," the ministry said. More than 30 MPs were detected with positive symptoms on arrival for the monsoon session and most of them were persuaded to get admitted in hospitals, but even their names are not listed on the ministry's website as that would have required mention of Shah.
The Opposition members wanted the home minister to be in the House during a 150-minute debate on Wednesday on the Covid-19 pandemic since he may be required to answer many questions on the lockdown and other steps taken by the Home Ministry. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, however, rejected the demand, stating that two ministers of state (MoS) for home were there to reply questions on his behalf.
In fact, the two MoS have been piloting the business like the Bills listed in the name of Shah and replying to the debates on his behalf. There is, however, no word from the government on the health status of Shah.



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