BJP Chief Amit Shah Down With Swine Flu, Being Treated At Delhi’s AIIMS
Amit Shah said, “I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God’s grace and your love and wishes, I hope to recover soon.”
NEW DELHI: BJP’s national chief Amit Shah is down with swine flu and is being treated at AIIMS in the national capital. Hope to get well soon, the BJP chief tweeted. On Tuesday, Amit Shah had offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad.
“I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God’s grace and your love and wishes, I hope to recover soon,” he said.
According to sources at AIIMS, the BJP leader was admitted following complaints of chest congestion and breathing issues around 9 pm. The doctors are monitoring his condition under the supervision of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, sources said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was among the first ones to react and tweeted Amit Shah that he will pray for his speedy recovery.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by a strain of the H1N1 influenza. The symptoms are similar to those of a seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and chills.
Reports suggest that union minister Arun Jaitley is also unwell. The 66-year-old finance minister is in the US for a “regular medical check-up” following a kidney transplant last year, news agency Reuters reported.
Finance Ministry sources said the minister “is expected to be back by the weekend”.