Why Amit Shah didn't get admitted to this hospital - asks senior Congress leader!

Senior Congress leader and party's MP Shashi Tharoor has, on Monday, questioned why Union Home Minister Amit Shah went to the private hospital instead of All India's Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi for getting COVID-19 treatment. 

Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19 viral infection on Sunday and he has become the first union minister in Modi's cabinet to get contracted to the virus. He took to Twitter and issued the conformity that he has spelled positive for the virus getting admitted to the hospital as per the advice of the doctors. 

The reports later confirmed that the Home Minister has been getting treated at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram, near Delhi. On Monday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has questioned why the Home Minister has admitted at the private hospital and not in AIIMS Delhi. In his tweet, the Trivandrum MP said, 'Wonder why our Home Minister, when ill, chose not to go to AIIMS but to a private hospital in a neighbouring state'.


The Congress leader further stated that 'Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence'. According to the reports, AIIMS was established in 1956 when Jawaharlal Nehru was India's Prime Minister. 

After knowing the development that Amit Shah has tested positive for the virus, BJP President JP Nadda, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and Congress leader and former president of the party Rahul Gandhi had wished the Home Minister a speedy recovery. 

On Sunday, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had tested positive for the viral infection while Congress MP and son of P Chidambaram Karti Chidambaram has said he has tested positive for the virus on Monday. Purohit is the first Governor in India to test positive while Yediyurappa is the second Chief Minister in India after Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan.