PM Modi speaks to SAD leader Parkash Singh Badal after he tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, Jan 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to veteran Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal and enquired about his health on Thursday, after the 94-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana. Badal has previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
The 94-year-old Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch was admitted to Ludhiana's Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH ) in the afternoon.
DMCH Medical Superintendent Dr Sandeep Sharma said Badal tested positive for coronavirus. "He is stable", Sharma said.
Hospital's Covid section incharge Rajesh Mahajan said the report of Badal's rapid antigen test was positive while the report of the RT-PCR test is yet to come.
He said Badal has been admitted to a private room and all necessary investigations for complete evaluation have been conducted on him.
Badal's son and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal visited the hospital and enquired about his health through a video call.
"Visited DMCH Ludhiana to enquire about Badal Sahib's health. Spoke to him on video call. Felt good to see him in high spirits by the grace of Guru Sahib. I'm flooded with calls from his well-wishers. He is doing well, thanks to all your prayers," said Sukhbir in a tweet.