Dr Farooq Hospitalized Days After Testing Positive

Farooq Abdullah | KO File Photo

Srinagar- National Conference president Farooq Abdullah was hospitalized on Saturday, few days after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“Based on the advice of doctors to enable them to better monitor my father, he has been admitted to hospital in Srinagar. Our family remains grateful to everyone for their messages of support & their prayers,” ” Omar Abdullah, his son, tweeted.“

On March 30, Farooq, who is Lok Sabha member from Srinagar, tested positive for the virus, four weeks after getting covid-19 vaccine jab. Abdullah, 85, was given the first dose of the vaccine at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura on March 2.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Farooq Abdullah, a speedy recovery.“Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health @OmarAbdullah,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday prayed for the speedy recovery of Dr Farooq.

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 on Saturday 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 hospitals where the party president has been hospitalised.

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