Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain administered plasma therapy, condition stable: Sources
The condition of Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, who has tested positive for COVID-19, deteriorated on Friday and was shifted to another hospital.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who is admitted in ICU of a private COVID-19 hospital, was on Saturday administered plasma therapy and his condition is now stable, sources told PTI.
The condition of the 55-year-old minister is improving and he is being monitored by doctors, they said.
Jain was shifted to the ICU of Max hospital here from a city government facility after his condition had deteriorated.
"Delhi minister Satyendar Jain has been administered plasma therapy. His condition is now stable," a source said.
Doctors at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), where he was earlier admitted, on Thursday said he had been diagnosed with pneumonia and his oxygen saturation level had also dipped, prompting hospital authorities to shift him to an intensive care unit.
He had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted to RGSSH after running high-grade fever and suffering sudden drop in oxygen levels.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Atishi and two other leaders of the party have also contracted the respiratory disease.
Akshay Marathe, an advisor to CM Arvind Kejriwal, and Abhinandita Mathur, an advisor to deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, also tested positive for the viral disease on Wednesday.
Last week, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tested negative for COVID-19. His swab samples were collected after he developed mild fever and a sore throat.
(With PTI inputs)