Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to post-COVID complications, the education ministry had informed.
He was taken to the hospital around 11:30 am and is admitted in a private ward. Pokhriyal had contracted the coronavirus in April.
Pokhriyal is receiving treatment from Dr Neeraj Nischal, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at AIIMS.
Education Minsiter was admitted to the hospital during his COVID-19 treatment as well, however, he was declared healthy and discharged from the hospital. The 61-year-old minister had resumed office after recovery and was attending meetings through video conferencing.
Lakhs of students were expecting to hear an address from Pokhriyal today regarding the class 12 board exams. In his previous statement, the minister had said that he will answer queries related to students on June 1.