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Satyendar Jain Given Plasma Therapy for Covid-19, His Condition Improves but Remains Under Observation

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain (PTI File)

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain (PTI File)

Jain 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.

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  • Last Updated: June 20, 2020, 2:37 PM IST
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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 said.

The condition of the 55-year-old minister is improving and he is being monitored by doctors, they said.

Jain, who was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital for COVID-19 treatment on Tuesday, was shifted to the ICU of the Max Hospital in south Delhi's Saket on Friday 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.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to wish Jain a speedy recovery as he wrote, "Praying for the speedy recovery of Shri Satyendra Jain, Health Minister of Delhi who is battling with COVID-19 infection."

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal also prayed for Jain's recovery and good health.

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.

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