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Srinagar: Veteran politician and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently, was on Saturday admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
Taking to Twitter, his son Omar Abdullah said Farooq Abdullah has been admitted to hospital in Srinagar based on the advice of doctors “to enable them to better monitor” him.
“Our family remains grateful to everyone for their messages of support and their prayers,” he added.
The 85-year-old NC president tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was kept in home-isolation initially, but doctors on Saturday decided to shift him to a hospital for better medical care. Several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished him a speedy recovery after news of his testing positive for the disease came to light.
Farooq Abdullah received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 2. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has prayed for the speedy recovery of National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah who was admitted to a hospital here.
I pray to Allah for his speedy recovery, Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Tulip Garden here.
NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar presided over a meeting here at the party headquarters ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ where he led the party functionaries in praying for the speedy recovery and well-being of the party president.
Sagar thanked everyone for their good wishes and prayers for Abdullah’s quick recovery. I express my earnest gratitude to all socio-political, religious leaders and people from all walks of life for their good wishes for the speedy recovery of Dr Farooq Sahib from COVID-19. The get-well wishes and prayers that have been pouring in from across the country and abroad have comforted us all at this difficult time, he said.
He expressed gratitude to the workers, party functionaries and people for holding special prayers in various prominent shrines and mosques. On the occasion, Sagar advised party functionaries and workers to exercise caution and refrain from visiting hospital where the party president has been hospitalised.