By LE Desk

Patna, April 6: A senior judge of the Patna high court tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna late Monday evening. 

The judge is learnt to be undergoing conservative treatment for Covid-19, according to hospital documents seen by the Hindustan Times.

The judge, who was running fever for the last couple of days and tested positive for the infection on Monday, was advised hospitalisation by authorities at AIIMS. His name has been withheld at the request of hospital authorities.

Patna high court has decided to hold only online hearing from Tuesday due to the recent spurt in cases. The HC was earlier hearing cases virtually and also in-person.

“His vital parameters are stable and the severity of infection is mild at this stage. He does not require oxygen therapy as of now,” a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity said.

There was no official word from the hospital. AIIMS-Patna superintendent Dr CM Singh declined comment saying he was busy. Director, AIIMS-Patna, Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh, could not be reached on phone and hospital’s nodal officer for Covid-19, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, did not respond to text messages and phone calls, the Hindustan Times said.

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