New Delhi: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who had recently endorsed an indigenous “papad” brand claiming that eating the “papad” will help fight the deadly coronavirus, on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19. Also Read - Nobody Cured of Covid-19 Due to 'Bhabhiji Papad': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Takes a Dig at Govt in Rajya Sabha
“Meghwal was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at around 10 a.m. after he complained of difficulty in breathing,” a doctor told IANS. Also Read - Facepalm! BJP Leader Arjun Ram Meghwal Launches 'Bhabhi ji Papad', Claims it Will be 'Very Helpful in Fighting Coronavirus'
However, his condition is said to be stable now. He is receiving treatment under Neeraj Nishchal, who is a professor at the department of Medicine at AIIMS, as per sources. Also Read - India consistently conveys its concerns to China on activity over Bramhaputra: Govt
Meghwal, who is the Junior Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, recently made headlines after he claimed that a particular brand of the ubiquitous Indian snack, ‘papad’, had a role in boosting the immunity and antibodies that could help cure COVID-19.
A video of the minister endorsing ‘Bhabhiji papad’, which he called a health supplement, had gone viral on social media.