Cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj found positive for Covid-19
22 persons from the household of minister including his son, two daughters in-law and a grandson found infected. His wife Amrita Rawat was found positive a day earlier.
Senior cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj, his son, two daughters in-law and his four year old grandson were found positive for novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Sunday. His wife Amrita Rawat was found infected with the disease on Saturday. Swab sample of one of his sons was taken again on Sunday as his first report was not clear.
Incidentally 22 persons from the household of the cabinet minister which included his close followers and staff were found positive for the disease.
The health department had taken swab samples of 41 persons from the household of the minister out of which 22 were found positive while 17 samples were found negative for the disease. The health department and the staff of the minister confirmed that Satpal Maharaj along with his family members has been found infected with the disease. Since the minister attended the meeting of state cabinet held on Friday, all the ministers including the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and senior officers of state administration who attended the meeting have come under the threat of the disease. As per the protocol, the entire cabinet would now have to be quarantined. The minister and his family members were shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh for treatment of Covid-19.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of AIIMS Rishikesh, Harish Mohan Thapliyal said cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj along with his five family members was admitted in the hospital on Sunday afternoon. He said that the wife of the minister Amrita Rawat was admitted in the hospital on Sunday morning. He said that a team of doctors are monitoring the health of the minister and his family members.
Monday, 01 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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