Ajay Jain, a patient being treated for exposure to radiation in the capital, was shifted to the Army Hospital today.

Mr. Jain, the eighth patient undergoing treatment at Max Hospital, Pitampura was shifted to the Department of Haematology at the Army Hospital at around 11.30 this morning, sources said.

He was admitted to Max Hospital on April 10 following exposure to radiation after he unwittingly kept a Cobalt-60 pin in a purse in the back pocket of his pant.

At the Army Hospital, he is being treated under the supervision of Brigadier Velu Nair.

According to hospital sources, his bone marrow has been compromised.

Mr. Jain has told investigators that he had received the pin made of the radioactive isotope from Deepak Jain, the scrap dealer from whose shop eight bunches of metal scrap containing sources of Cobalt-60 were found last week in Mayapuri area.

The source of the radiation was said to be a 3.8-cm long and two-mm diameter Cobalt-60 pin.

Seven other persons have been hospitalised with burn injuries caused due to radiation in the past one week and two of them are said to be in a serious condition.

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