Haryana Well being Minister Anil Vij, who’s presently battling the Covid-19 an infection, was on Tuesday admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital in a essential situation, officers stated.
The minister is getting remedy beneath Dr Sushila Kataria, senior director of Inner Medication Division at Medanta, sources informed IANS, including that the minister is affected by lung an infection.
Nevertheless, there was no official response from the hospital.
Vij was admitted to Medanta within the night from the Haryana authorities’s Submit-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak the place he was admitted on Saturday and had obtained convalescent plasma remedy. The institute had said that Vij had reasonable Covid-19 with bilateral viral pneumonia.
The sources informed IANS that his household insisted to shift him to the personal facility in Gurugram from PGIMS after they discovered his well being situation not bettering there.
Earlier, he was being handled on the Civil Hospital in Ambala district.
The minister had, final month, obtained a jab of the two-dose trial of indigenous Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, after he provided to be a volunteer in its Part three trials. He had examined optimistic for Covid-19 on December 5.
Vij was administered the dose on November 20 on the Civil Hospital in Ambala Cantonment. His information of testing optimistic for Covid-19, days after receiving the vaccine dose had triggered a query mark on the vaccine’s efficacy among the many public.
Bharat Biotech, nonetheless, contended that medical trials of the vaccine are based mostly on a two-dose schedule, given 28 days aside. “The vaccine efficacy can be decided two weeks after the second dose,” it had stated. Covaxin has been designed to be protecting two weeks after volunteers obtain the second dose, their assertion learn.
The Union Well being Ministry had additionally stepped in to say that Covaxin is a two-dose vaccine and that Vij was given solely the primary dose a fortnight earlier than he examined optimistic.
“The antibodies in opposition to the an infection construct up in a human being solely after a selected variety of days cross after the second dose of the vaccine is taken. It is a two-dose vaccine. The minister in query has taken just one dose of the vaccine,” the ministry had stated in an announcement.