COVID: Delhi Health Minister’s condition deteriorates, being moved to private hospital
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 16. His condition deteriorated on Friday, and he is now being moved to a private hospital in South Delhi from the Delhi government facility dedicated for the COVID-19 patients. Jain was also diagnosed with pneumonia, senior officials said on Friday.
The condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who had tested positive for COVID-19, deteriorated on Friday. He is now being moved to a private hospital from a dedicated COVID-19 government facility.
Jain was also diagnosed with pneumonia, senior officials said on Friday. The 55-year-old minister will now be undergoing treatment in the ICU of the Max Hospital in South Delhi's Saket, they said.
According to the doctors treating him, Jain was kept full-time on oxygen support as his oxygen saturation level (Spo2) had dipped.
"We have put him fully on oxygen support as his Spo2 level had fallen to 89 at one point, the normal level is about 95. Also, he has been diagnosed with pneumonia, so we decided to shift him to an ICU at the hospital," a senior official of the hospital told PTI earlier in the day.
However, later it was decided to send him directly to Max Hospital, he said.
Jain had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted to RGSSH after running a high-grade fever and suffering a sudden drop in oxygen levels. He had tested positive in the second test.
Notably, on Sunday, the Delhi Health Minister had attended a high-level meeting on the coronavirus situation in the national capital, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.