Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s condition worsens, to be treated with plasma therapy

Amar Ashok Jajoo | Jun 19, 2020 18:27

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was shifted to Max Hospital on Friday after he was diagnosed with pneumonia and his condition worsened.
Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who tested positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday after he was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, was shifted to the ICU of Max Hospital in Saket on Friday after his condition worsened. Jain’s lung infection increased as he was diagnosed with pneumonia.

As per ANI, the 55-year-old health minister has now been kept on total oxygen support as his oxygen saturation level (Spo2) dipped. The news agency reported that plasma therapy will be administered on Jain at Max Hospital.

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As the news of Jain’s health deteriorating emerged, Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on Friday: “Praying for the speedy recovery of Shri Satyender Jain, Health Minister of Delhi who is battling with Covid-19 infection.”

Apart from Jain, Aam Aadmi MLA  Atishi Marlena, Akshay Marathe (advisor to CM Arvind Kejriwal) and Abhinanditha Mathur (advisor to deputy CM Manish Sisodia) also tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.