On Wednesday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tested positive for Covid-19. The minister, who was admitted to the Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital on Tuesday after he grew up breathlessness, fever, and a dip in oxygen levels, had tested negative for the infection, but as his indications continued, he was tested again.
Kalkaji MLA Atishi, Delhi government adviser Abhinandita Mathur, and AAP media panelist Akshay Marathe have also tested positive. None of them have been admitted to hospitals and are noted to have only benign symptoms.
Jain, 55, was first tested after he revealed to the hospital with 101°F fever and 92% oxygen saturation levels. Superior doctors said his situation aggravated on Tuesday night and his oxygen saturation levels dropped again. “It was supposed to test him again as the indications persisted. He resisted about breathlessness,” a doctor at the hospital said.
Doctors said Jain has no comorbid circumstances such as diabetes or hypertension. His father-in-law, who had also tested positive for COVID and was admitted to a particular hospital, died on Wednesday. He was also undergoing cancer.
Jain had visited a meeting on Sunday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his assistant Manish Sisodia. The conference was held to talk over the Capital’s acknowledgment of the pandemic.
On Jain and Atishi CM tweeted: Take care and get well soon.
Acknowledging to wishes from several people on social media, Atishi tweeted, “Thanks a lot for all the affection and good wishes. I want to soothe everyone that I’m performing OK. I am in house isolation since I received my test results. Fully prepared with fruit, Vit C, and an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels.”
The Centre, meanwhile, limited Covid-19 testing expenditure for Delhi at Rs 2,400 per test. Initial, the test expense Rs 4,500 in particular labs.