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    Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised

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    "I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health condition is fine. As a precautionary measure I have admitted self to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of doctors," the NCP leader said.

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    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is admitted in a hospital here on the advice of doctors. In a message, Pawar said his health condition is fine.

    "I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health condition is fine. As a precautionary measure I have admitted self to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of doctors," the NCP leader said.

    He also said the party workers and citizens need not worry about his health and that he will be back among all after a brief period of rest.

    On Thursday, Pawar tested negative for COVID-19 but was in home quarantine as a precautionary measure.

    In the last few months, over a dozen Maharashtra ministers have tested positive for the viral infection.

    They include Jitendra Awhad (housing), Ashok Chavan (public works department), Dhananjay Munde (social justice), Varsha Gaikwad (school education), Eknath Shinde (urban development) and Nitin Raut (energy).

    Ministers Hasan Mushrif (rural development), Sunil Kedar (animal husbandry), Balasaheb Patil (cooperation), Aslam Shaikh (ports, textile), Bacchu Kadu (MoS for school education), Abdul Sattar (MoS-rural development), Sanjay Bansode (MoS-environment) and Vishwajeet Kadam (MoS for cooperation) had also contracted COVID-19.
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    ANIMISH THAKER30 days ago
    While the leader of opposition Shri Devendra Fadanvis has got himself admitted to St George hospital, a Govt setup, the entire MVA prefers to get admitted to private hospitals across the state. That includes, Jitender Ahwad in Jupiter Hospital, Ashok Chavan in Breach Candy Hospital, Dhananjay Munde in Breach Candy Hospital, Varsha Gaikwad in Breach Candy Hospital, Eknath Shinde at private hospital, Balasaheb Patil at Krushna Hospital in Karad, Aslam Sheikh self quarantine, Nitin Raut, Hasan Mushree in private hospital at Kolhapur, Ministers of State Abdul Sattar in home quarantine, Sanjay Bansode in Private hospital in Mumbai, and Vishwajeet Kadam in home isolation, Sunil Kedar in private hospital in Mumbai, Nana Patole in Bombay Hospital a private hospital. Are they scared of their own hospitals?
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