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  News   Nation  23 Jan 2021  Lalu Prasad Yadav's health worsens, to be shifted to AIIMS

Lalu Prasad Yadav's health worsens, to be shifted to AIIMS

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jan 23, 2021, 3:36 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2021, 3:36 pm IST
Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS in Delhi from Ranchi hospital as his condition deteriorated.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
 Lalu Prasad Yadav

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS in Delhi from Ranchi hospital as his condition deteriorated. Yadav is currently being treated for lung infection in Ranchi.

The decision was taken by the Board of doctors at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences. Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav had on Friday said that his condition is critical.

Lalu Prasad YadavLalu Prasad YadavPrasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, is undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here for multiple ailments.

"Lalu Prasad is having trouble breathing for the last two days. On Friday, he was found to be having pneumonia. Considering his age, we have decided to shift him to AIIMS-Delhi on the advice of doctors for better treatment," RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad said.

"He is likely to be shifted to AIIMS today. We have already spoken to the experts at AIIMS," he added.

Lalu PrasadLalu Prasad

Dr Prasad further said that the authorities and his family are arranging for an air ambulance to shift him to AIIMS-Delhi.

An eight-member medical board is examining Prasad's health and he is likely to be shifted to AIIMS as soon as the experts submit their report.

To send Prasad to Delhi, the jail authorities will also have to seek approval from the CBI court.

Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi YadavLalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav

On Friday, Prasad's wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti, sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi reached Ranchi on a special plane after being informed of the veteran leader's deteriorating health.

The family met Prasad in the night. After meeting his father, Tejashwi told reporters that his condition was worrisome.

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