Monday, August 2, 2021

Amit Shah in hospital again, a day before Parliament session begins

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS on Saturday night, nearly two weeks after he was detected with Covid and thereafter discharged from the hospital.

In an official statement, the AIIMS on Monday morning said: “Shri Amit Shah, Honourable Home Minister, was discharged from AIIMS, New Delhi, after post Covid-care on August 30. As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for complete medical checkup before parliament session for 1-2 days (sic).

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Several BJP leaders wished him speedy recovery on social media.

“Just received the news about the ill-health of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. I pray to God for his good health,” Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted in Hindi.

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted: “I pray to god for his speedy recovery.”

The monsoon session of the parliament begins on Monday with Covid safety measures, including compulsory face mask and social distancing in place.

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With 200 out of 785 members of parliament above 65 years of age, and at least seven Union Ministers and two dozen lawmakers recovering from COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the monsoon session.

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