Guy Opperman has said there is ''absolutely no doubt'' that Boris Johnson is receiving the best possible care as the Prime Minister remains at St Thomas' Hospital in London with coronavirus.
The Hexham MP was also treated at the hospital's intensive care unit, after collapsing at the House of Commons with a brain tumour in April 2011.
On Twitter he said: ''I owe my life to the amazing team there. Our PM is in good hands.''
Speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees, the Conservative MP said:
The Prime Minister has been described as ''stable and in good spirits'' this afternoon. It has been confirmed that he has received standard oxygen treatment but is breathing without any other assistance.
Mr Opperman who likened Boris Johnson to a ''Duracell Bunny'' said there' is no question that he'll be deflated at this time:
Boris Johnson has put Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in charge of running the Government “where necessary” in his absence.
Mr Opperman said: "It's a bit like a football team which has lost its captain....''