Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain shifted to ICU, to receive plasma therapy as health deteriorates

National Desk: Satyender Jain the Health Minister of Delhi who is fighting the war against coronavirus after testing positive for the novel virus on Wednesday has been shifted to an ICU as his condition worsens. He is currently being placed on oxygen support in the ICU as he has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

The health minister who was earlier admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he complained of high fever and lack of oxygen has been shifted to Saket’s Max hospital where he will receive plasma therapy.

According to doctors, the 55-year-old minister had been kept full-time on oxygen support as his oxygen saturation level (Spo2) has dipped.

According to Delhi Government, the people who had come in contact with Satyendra Jain in the last few days were being identified and they would be quarantined on the advice of doctors.

Jain on Sunday had attended a high-level meeting on the corona virus situation in the national capital New Delhi, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and also attended by Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

“Praying for the speedy recovery of Shri Satyendra Jain, Health Minister of Delhi who is battling with COVID-19 infection.” Amit Shah tweeted wishing for his speedy recovery.

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