Congress MP Rajeev Satav dies of post-Covid complications in Pune

Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav died early Sunday morning as a result of submit Covid-19 issues, in line with Maharashtra well being minister Rajesh Tope.

Forty-six-year-old Satav, who was additionally a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), breathed his final at 5am. Satav was recognized with a recent an infection of Cytomegalovirus previously 4 days. He had earlier contracted Sars-Cov-2 for which he was present process therapy at Pune based mostly Jahangir Hospital, the minister mentioned.

“It’s very unhappy information. He was very near me. I used to be in Pune at present to go to [him at the] hospital and enquire about his well being. Nevertheless, I misplaced my good friend at round 5am,” mentioned Tope.

Cytomegalovirus is a standard virus that may trigger issues for individuals with a weakened immune system.

Final week, Satav recovered and examined adverse for Covid-19. Nevertheless, the recent an infection led to deterioration in his well being leading to him being placed on ventilator assist.

“Satav’s Covid take a look at had come adverse round 4 days again after affected by it for nearly 20 days. Nevertheless, his lungs have been closely contaminated,” mentioned Maharashtra minister Vishwajeet Kadam.

Satav was admitted to Jehangir hospital on April 23, a day after he examined optimistic for Covid-19. Attributable to some issues, he needed to be shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and in a while ventilator assist whereas beneath therapy for the virus.

The Congress chief was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) from Maharashtra’s Hingoli within the 16th Lok Sabha. He was additionally AICC in-charge of Gujarat. Earlier he had served because the President of the Indian Youth Congress. Satav was thought of an in depth affiliate of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

“I’m very unhappy on the lack of my good friend Rajeev Satav. He was a frontrunner with large potential who embodied the beliefs of the Congress. It’s a giant loss for us all. My condolences and like to his household,” Rahul tweeted.

Rahul’s sister and Congress basic secretary in control of easteUttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned Satav was considered one of her brightest colleagues. “In Rajiv Satav now we have misplaced considered one of our brightest colleagues. Clear of coronary heart, honest, deeply dedicated to the beliefs of the Congress and dedicated to the individuals of India. I’ve no phrases, simply prayers for his younger spouse and youngsters. Could they’ve the energy to hold on with out him,” she tweeted.

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