Satyendar Jain
Satyendar Jain|File photo

Delhi Health Minister hospitalised after fever, drop in oxygen levels

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, June 16, 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been spearheading the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the national capital, was today admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital here due to fever and a drop in oxygen levels.

"Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated," Jain said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The development comes as the Central government and the Delhi government have stepped up the battle against the deadly virus after a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in the capital in the last few days.

Delhi is one of the worst-affected cities in the country with as many as 1,400 deaths and a total of 42,289 cases of infection so far.

Jain, the MLA from Shakurbasti, also looks after the portfolios of Home, Power, PWD, Industries, Urban Development, Flood and Irrigation and Water.