Amit Shah Visits Delhi’s LNJP Hospital, Reviews Preparedness

“I thank and salute all Corona warriors who are serving the country round the clock,” Shah tweeted.

Published15 Jun 2020, 02:54 PM IST
India
1 min read

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital in New Delhi around 4 pm on Monday, 15 June, to review it preparedness for handling COVID-19 cases.

“Visited LNJP Hospital in Delhi and held comprehensive discussion with the doctors and officials on the COVID-19 situation. Also reviewed hospital's preparedness. I thank and salute all Corona warriors who are serving the country round the clock in these difficult times,” Shah tweeted.

The COVID-designated hospital recently invited negative publicity after several purported videos shot in it premises showed patients’ bodies lying on the floor in wards. The videos also showed some elderly patients left unattended even as they cried for help.

Refuting such claims, the hospital said several people had recovered there. "Videos that show patients lying on the ground have been shot at different time periods," it claimed, as quoted by IANS.

Shah’s visit to the hospital came after chairing an all party meet on the situation in Delhi on Monday and asked parties to rise above party-lines to help the citizens of the national capital.

Shah's visit also assumes significance as the number of COVID-19 cases in the city crossed 41,000 and death toll rose to 1,327.

(With inputs from IANS.)

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