Ahmed Patel admitted to ICU; Congress leader stable and under constant observation, says son

Patel, 71, had announced on Twitter on 1 October that he had contracted coronavirus. He has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon for further treatment

Press Trust of India November 15, 2020 18:26:25 IST
Ahmed Patel admitted to ICU; Congress leader stable and under constant observation, says son

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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, has now been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon for further treatment, his family said on Sunday.

Patel, 71, had announced on Twitter on 1 October that he had contracted coronavirus.

In a tweet on Sunday, Patel's son Faisal said, "On behalf of his family, we would like to share that Shri Ahmed Patel had tested positive for Covid19 a few weeks ago. He has now been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon for further treatment."

"His condition is stable and he continues to be under medical observation...We request you to pray for his speedy recovery," he said.

Several Congress leaders wished a speedy recovery to Patel. "Deeply concerned and praying for the good health of my friend and comrade Ahmed Patel. Please join us in praying for his early recovery," senior Congress leader Anand Sharma tweeted.

Many Congress leaders, including Abhishek Singhvi and Tarun Gogoi, had also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier. Besides Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, several Union ministers had also been infected with the novel coronavirus earlier.

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