New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain who was under treatment for Coronavirus for over a week has now tested negative for the infection. He is likely to be discharged from hospital today evening.Also Read - There Will Be A Sensation In Country: KCR After Meeting Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav In Delhi
“Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for #COVID19, to be discharged from hospital today,” news agency ANI reported. Also Read - What Will Be The Prices Of Petrol, Diesel In Delhi, Mumbai, Other Cities After Reduction in Excise Duty
The minister was admitted to Max Hospital last Friday for plasma therapy — in which the plasma of a person already cured of COVID-19, and therefore having the required antibody, is transferred to the body of a patient. Also Read - Delhi Water Crisis: Yamuna River 'Almost Dry', Heatwave Makes Things Worse | Top Points
The minister was tested positive on June 17, after being tested negative once. Initially, he was undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital. On Friday, his condition worsened, following which he was put on oxygen support.
Earlier, another Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi Marlena tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine in her house.