STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Jharkhand Minister Jagarnath Mahto returns to state post-lung implant due to Covid-19

A Jharkhand government spokesperson said Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto has recovered fully and was brought back under medical supervision.

Published: 14th June 2021 08:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2021 09:53 PM   |  A+A-

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (R) welcomes State HRD Minister Jagarnath Mahato (L), as he arrives from MGM hospital Chennai after recovering from COVID-19

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (R) welcomes State HRD Minister Jagarnath Mahato (L), as he arrives from MGM hospital Chennai after recovering from COVID-19. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday received state Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto on his arrival at Birsa Munda Airport by a special flight from Chennai post lung transplant due to COVID-19 complications.

Mahto, 55, came to Ranchi following treatment at Chennai for about eight months after battling coronavirus infection that damaged his lungs,official sources said here.

Mahto, who was airlifted from Ranchi to a Chennai hospital in October last year, underwent a lung transplant after the organ was damaged by the deadly virus.

Upon testing positive last September he was admitted to a Ranchi hospital where he was on a ventilator.

Mahto had undergone a bilateral lung transplant on November 10.

A Jharkhand government spokesperson said Mahto has recovered fully and was brought back under medical supervision.

Last year "in view of the deteriorating health condition, a team of specialist doctors of MGM, Chennai was called to Ranchi on the initiative of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

Mahato was sent to Chennai on October 19 by air ambulance under the supervision of doctors.

"At the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Center (MGM) in Chennai, a lung transplant was done on the minister," the spokesperson said.

Mahto is a JMM MLA from Dumri in Giridih district.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp