Amit Shah Admitted to AIIMS: 'Complete Check Up Before Parliament Begins,' Says Hospital

AIIMS authorities have said that the hospitalisation is for one or two days.

New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah, who recently underwent treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, has been admitted to AIIMS here.

Hospital authorities have said in a press note that this hospitalisation is “for 1-2 days”, for a “complete medical check up before the Parliament session begins.” The 55-year-old minister was admitted to the hospital at 11 pm on Saturday.

The Monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday under a new set of rules and regulations to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The crucial Question Hour has been done away with, in which ministers are duty-bound to reply to every query posed by the members.

Shah was earlier admitted to AIIMS on August 18 for post-COVID-19 care and discharged on August 31 following recovery, hospital authorities had said.

“As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for complete medical check up before Parliament session for 1-2 days,” AIIMS said in a statement.

On August 2, Shah had said on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He had undergone treatment at Medanta Hospital and was discharged after he tested negative for the disease.

(With PTI inputs)