The Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on August 18 for post-COVID care has been discharged from the hospital, the officials had informed on Monday.
On August 2 Mr Shah first announced on twitter that he had been tested positive for Novel coronavirus and had urged others who had been in contact with him to get tested as well. He was admitted to the Vedanta Hospital for the treatment of Coronavirus infection and was later discharged when he was tested negative for the same.
Later, Mr Shah was again admitted to the hospital on August 18 following complaints of fatigue and body-aches, several days after his discharge from the hospital being tested negative for the COVID-19 disease.
AIIMS had said in an official statement on Saturday that Amit Shah has recovered and was to be discharged soon. “Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, is admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi for post-COVID care. He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time,” the AIIMS officials informed.
Amit Shah was the first among the Union ministers to test positive for the coronavirus. Since then four union ministers had been tested positive for the virus in Indian with Ayush Minister Shripad Naik being the last one.
The last known public function which Amit Shah attended was at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) where he addressed a webinar on the occasion of the 100th death anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.