Senior Congress chief Ahmed Patel, who examined constructive for coronavirus on October 1, has been admitted to the ICU of Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, his household stated on Sunday.
A tweet posted by his son, Faisal Patel, stated the veteran politician’s situation is “secure” and that he “continues to be below medical remark”.
“On behalf of his household, we wish to share that Shri Ahmed Patel had examined constructive for Covid19 a number of weeks in the past. He has now been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon for additional therapy. His situation is secure and he continues to be below medical remark…We request you to wish for his speedy restoration,” Faisal Patel tweeted.
— Faisal Patel (@mfaisalpatel) November 15, 2020
Involved Congress leaders, together with Anand Sharma and Shashi Tharoor, wished Mr Patel, 71, a speedy restoration.
“Deeply involved and praying for the great well being of my pal and comrade Ahmed Patel. Please be part of us in praying for his early restoration,” senior Congress chief Anand Sharma tweeted.
Deeply involved and praying for the great well being of my pal and comrade @AhmedPatel. Please be part of us in praying for his early restoration.
— Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) November 15, 2020
Mr Tharoor described Mr Patel as an “extraordinary determine in India politics” and wished him effectively.
“A unprecedented determine in Indian politics, @ahmedpatel, battles for his well being. I’ve lengthy been an admirer of his distinctive qualities & want him a speedy & full restoration. He has pulled off many nice victories; praying that this might be another!” Mr Tharoor stated.
A unprecedented determine in Indian politics, @ahmedpatel, battles for his well being. I’ve lengthy been an admirer of his distinctive qualities & want him a speedy & full restoration. He has pulled off many nice victories; praying that this might be another! @mfaisalpatelhttps://t.co/GTT2PPbuvH
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 15, 2020
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted saying he was nervous about Mr Patel’s well being.
A lot involved in regards to the well being of senior Congress chief and MP @ahmedpatel ji. My prayers & greatest needs for his speedy restoration. Might he will get effectively quickly.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 15, 2020
Different Congress leaders to have examined constructive for the virus embody Abhishek Singhvi, 61, and Tarun Gogoi, 86. Each Mr Singhvi and Mr Gogoi have since recovered.
Shortly earlier than Faisal Patel tweeted, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh also tested positive. Mr Singh, 59, tweeted: “I’ve examined constructive for COVID-19. I request all those that got here in shut contact with me just lately, to self isolate and get examined.”
Various chief ministers and union ministers have examined constructive in latest months, together with House Minister Amit Shah, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Karnataka counterpart BS Yediyurappa had additionally examined constructive.
A number of MPs and MLAs had additionally examined constructive.
The novel coronavirus, so named as a result of it had by no means beforehand been recognized in people, has contaminated over 88 lakh folks within the nation because the pandemic started in China’s Wuhan in December final yr. This morning over 40,000 new circumstances had been detected and round 42,000 had been declared freed from an infection after therapy, taking the lively caseload to round 4.79 lakh.
Over 1.29 lakh deaths have been linked to the Covid an infection in India alone.