Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot’s daughter Yogita Solanki succumbed to COVID-19 at the Medanta hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday. Solanki, 44, was first admitted to Sanjeevani hospital in Ujjain, where she underwent treatment for over 10 days after a CT scan revealed 90% damage to her lungs.
As per reports, Yogita Solanki had developed a slight fever and cough around a fortnight ago. She tested negative for COVID-19 twice, but a CT scan subsequently showed lung damage.
“She died this morning after suffering a heart attack. According to doctors, there was a blood clot which also caused a paralytic attack,” a statement by the minister’s office said.
“Her RT-PCR test report was negative but there were symptoms,” said an aide to the minister. “When they got an HR-CT scan done, they found 90% damage to her lungs after which she was admitted to hospital,” he added.
Thawar Chand Gehlot left for Ujjain after attending the Prime Minister’s special meeting of the council of ministers last Friday. Solanki, who was a homemaker, is survived by her husband and two children, a 23-year-old daughter and a 20- year-old son.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president V D Sharma, and several other party leaders and ministers expressed grief over the death of Solanki.