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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain in hospital due to high fever, Covid-19 test today

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain 

Satyendar Jain Delhi’s health minister has been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) in the national capital after he developed a fever and his oxygen level dropped.

A spokesperson for the Delhi government said a Covid-19 test will be conducted on Satyendar Jain later in the day.

“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 tweeted on Tuesday.

This comes a day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader attended an all-party meeting chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was also present at the meeting.

Last week, Arvind Kejriwal had gone into self-isolation at his home after he had a bout of fever and complained of sore throat. Kejriwal had tested negative for the coronavirus disease.

Satyendar Kumar Jain began his foray into politics after becoming involved with Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption.Prior to his involvement with politics Jain worked at the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), later quitting the job to set up an architectural consultancy firm.Jain has also been involved in work with social welfare organizations; he has been involved with Drishti, an organization working to help the visually impaired and SPARSH, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and welfare of the physically & mentally challenged. He served as Health and Industries Minister in the first AAP Government from 28th December 2013 to 14th February 2014.

He was re-elected from Shakur Basti Assembly Constituency in the recent Assembly elections and is presently serving as Minister of Health, Power, PWD, I&FC, Urban Development, Industries, and Home, Government of NCT of Delhi.[Recently the Shunglu Committee report accused Mr. Jain of Nepotism and Procedural misconduct. CBI investigated his hiring of his daughter to help support AAP’s healthcare initiative, AAP has called this harassment by CBI to derail development in the sector.

CBI relented and closed the case as it discovered that his daughter worked for free and did not use any government resources.Mr. Jain won for the third time in a row from Shakur Basti Assembly with a margin of 7,592 votes.He is also said to be a close aid of Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal. 

Delhi has the third-highest number of infections in India with 42,829 Covid-19 cases and 1,400 fatalities till date.

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