Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS for check-up ahead of Parliament session

Media reports said he was admitted to AIIMS around 11 pm on Saturday. 

Amit Shah
On August 2, the 55-year-old BJP leader was taken to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, recently discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19, was again admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, on Saturday (September 12) night for a complete medical check up before the Parliament session begins.

The 55-year-old minister was admitted to the hospital at 11 pm on Saturday.

“As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for complete medical check up before Parliament session for 1-2 days,” AIIMS said in a statement. The Monsoon session of Parliament begins on Monday.

Shah was earlier admitted to the AIIMS here on August 18 for post-COVID care and discharged on August 31 following recovery, hospital authorities had said.

A statement released by AIIMS on August 30 read: “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.”

On August 2, Shah had said on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He had undergone treatment at Medanta Hospital and was discharged after he tested negative for the disease.

The Union Home Minister’s absence is likely to be felt during the monsoon session of Parliament that begins tomorrow. Already, at least seven Union Ministers and two dozen lawmakers are in various stages of recovery from COVID-19.

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