Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS, orders action against officers facing graft charges

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was hospitalised for post Covid-care, was discharged this morning from Delhi’s AIIMS.

The 55-year-old BJP leader had tested positive for coronavirus, which has affected over 35 lakh people in India so far, on August 2.

Amit Shah was admitted to the hospital on August 18 following complaints of fatigue and body aches, days after his discharge after he tested negative for the novel coronavirus

In a statement on Saturday (August 29), AIIMS had said that Amit Shah had recovered and was to be discharged soon. “Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, is admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi for post-COVID care. He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time,” the AIIMS had said.

After testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month, he was taken to private hospital Medanta in Gurgaon. On August 14, he had tweeted that he would be in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.

Amit Shah was the first Union cabinet minister to test positive for coronavirus. Since then, four other Union ministers have tested positive in India with Ayush minister Shripad Naik being the latest.

Amit Shah has flagged the delay in investigations against MHA employees facing graft charges and inquiries by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

In a recent communication issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ vigilance branch, it was “observed by the home minister that the prescribed schedule of time limits in conducting investigations and departmental inquiries is not being followed by the departments, divisions as per the instructions issued by CVC”. The CVC is a top anti-corruption watchdog, monitoring all vigilance activities under the central government.