Good News! Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recovers from COVID!
Galatta | Aug 05, 2020, 05:39 pm
The COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic has been wreaking havoc across the world, infecting everybody without any discrimination. Many top world leaders, actors, sportspersons, politicians and other celebrities have also been affected by this Virus. In India, after affecting a number of ministers and MLAs, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister became the first head of a state to become affected by the Corona Virus! Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the 61-year-old Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, tested positive for the virus on July 25th! He was immediately admitted to a private hospital in Bhopal and given treatment. However, he continued to monitor the COVID spread and his government's activities to control them, from the hospital itself, via video-conferencing!
Now, after 11 days of being in the hospital, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has recovered from the Virus and has been discharged! The doctors have however advised him to stay in home quarantine and continue monitoring his health for over a week! Last Sunday, the CM had tweeted that he no longer had any symptoms of the infection and would be discharged if his next test proved negative. The Chirayu Hospital, where Shivraj Singh Chouhan was being treated, released a statement, telling that he had been asymptomatic for the past 10 days! It further mentioned that the CM's discharge had been advised as per ICMR's policy dated May 8, 2020 - wherein COVID patients can be discharged after 10 days of the onset of symptoms if they don't have fever for three days! This policy also states that the patients do not need to be tested prior to discharge!
The doctors who had been treating him have found all his clinical parameters to be within normal limits, according to a report! CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted and expressed his thanks to the hospital staff and also asked people not to fear the Virus but to remain careful! He went on to urge people displaying corona virus symptoms to not hide them but consult a doctor and follow all the guidelines mentioned by them! On the CM's release, the MP state BJP media-in-charge Lokendra Parashar informed the media that Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in sound health! Senior Congress leader & Rajya Sabha member Digvijaya Singh welcomed the news and also advised Mr. Chouhan to follow the isolation norms given out by the healthcare professionals!