AAP minister Satyendar Jain resumes office after ending fast
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has resumed worked on Tuesday at Delhi Secretariat after holding a hunger strike for a week. He was on the fast protest since June 13 at the lieutenant governor's residence. Soon after joining office, Jain cleared all the important files piled up.
The minister ended the hunger strike following the alleged assault on the chief secretary earlier this year. As claimed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjriwal, IAS officers posted at Delhi government were not working.
"Lots of important work was stuck in the middle due to the absence of the minister for a week. Some of the files were on key issues on health such as mohalla clinic, MoU between Centre and State government for the implementation of National Health Protection Scheme in Delhi and other important projects related to power, home, PWD, industries and urban development. Minister has cleared up all the files as soon as he resumed his work," he a senior official in the Delhi government.
For Wednesday, Jain has called upon at least 10 meeting with bureaucrats and senior officials of the various departments, he added. Due to the indefinite hunger strike, Jain was later hospitalised when his condition had deteriorated. He was taken to the LNJP Hospital where his condition is stable.
At LNJP, he was kept in the ICU after he complained of headache, nausea, abdomen pain, respiratory difficulties and urine retention.
''Jain's health condition is stable and his vital parameters are normal but he have become weak. Doctors have advised him to take at least three days of rest, to keep his diet low and intake more liquid for couple of days for better recovery as he was fasting for past one week," said the official.