Union Home Minister Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS again: What happened?

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on Saturday after he complained of a breathing issue, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital following the post COVID-19 care. 

On Sunday morning, the AIIMS had issued the statement concerning the Home Minister's admission. In the statement, the hospital has said,  "Shri Amit Shah, Honorable Home Minister, was discharged from AIIMS, New Delhi, after post Covid care on August 30. As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for a complete medical checkup before the Parliament session for one or two days". 


The Home Minister was admitted to the hospital at around 11 pm on Saturday. On August 2, Amit Shah had tested positive for the COVID-19 viral infection, becoming the first union minister to spell positive for the pandemic in Modi's cabinet. He was admitted and getting treated at Medanta Hospitals in Gurgaon and he was discharging his duties from the hospital. 

On August 14, he was discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the viral infection, and on August 18, he was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi for the post COVID-19 care after he complained of fatigue and body ache. He was under hospitalization nearly for two weeks and on August 31, he was discharged from the hospital after he had recovered.

Following his discharge, he has now got re-admitted to AIIMS on Saturday- September 12, ahead of the monsoon session of the parliament and as per the statement from the hospital, he would be under treatment for one or two days. After knowing that he has been admitted again, several BJP leaders had wished the Home Minister for his speedy recovery. 

Taking to Twitter, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Just received the news about the ill-health of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. I pray to God for his good health. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted, "I pray to God for his speedy recovery".