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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s condition improves, fever subsides

Satyendar Jain

The condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has improved and fever subsided, officials said. The 55-year old AAP leader, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, was administered plasma therapy after his condition worsened on Saturday.

According to doctors the minister no longer has fever and his oxygen levels have also seen an improvement.

“The health condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has improved after being administered plasma therapy. His fever has subsided and oxygen level has improved. Doctors say that he can be shifted to the general ward by tomorrow,” the Office of Delhi Health Minister said as per ANI report.

A team of doctors from a few government and private hospitals has been kept on standby to assist the doctors attending to him, if needed, sources told PTI. The additional team includes doctors from Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), Maulana Azad Medical College and another leading private hospital, they said.

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The Minister had tested positive for COVID-19 after he underwent second round of test, a day after he was admitted to RGSSH due to high-grade fever. On Thursday, the doctors at the RGSSH said he had been diagnosed pneumonia and his oxygen saturation level had also dipped, prompting hospital authorities to shift him to an intensive care unit.

Jain was shifted to the ICU of the Max Hospital from the RGSSH, a city government facility, after his condition deteriorated.

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