'Don't want to be shifted to Ranchi hospital': Lalu Yadav writes to AIIMS but institute discharges RJD chief

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), according to several media reports.

The RJD chief earlier wrote to AIIMS and said he does not want to be shifted back to a hospital in Ranchi as it is not properly equipped to treat his ailments.

 Dont want to be shifted to Ranchi hospital: Lalu Yadav writes to AIIMS but institute discharges RJD chief

File image of RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

ANI reported that AIIMS released a statement saying Lalu had been referred there for management of his acute medical condition. The institute is also reported to have said he has improved significantly and is being referred back to Ranchi Medical College for management of his chronic issues.

Lalu, who has been serving a jail term in connection with the fodder scam, was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi for specialised treatment on Sunday.

Lalu, who was serving his jail term in Ranchi, was referred to AIIMS by the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi. "His condition is stable. He was brought in at noon. His sugar levels are a little bit high and he has some infection in the kidney", an AIIMS doctor said.

He also said that Prasad has been admitted under the medicine department. The RJD chief had been admitted to RIMS in Ranchi on 17 March over complaints of uneasiness while he was lodged at the Birsa Munda Jail. Prasad has been serving his jail term since 23 December.

Lalu left for New Delhi by train after a special CBI court allowed him to seek treatment at Delhi AIIMS. Senior advocate Chittaranjan Sinha, who has been handling Lalu's fodder scam cases from the very beginning, said the 69-year-old leader is suffering from diabetes, high creatinine levels and blood pressure.

"His condition was not suitable for flying and the doctors at RIMS advised him to travel by train", Sinha said. A medical board at the RIMS decided to refer him to AIIMS for better treatment, RIMS director RK Srivastav said.

The former chief minister has been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013: The latest being the Dumka treasury case, in which a special CBI court sentenced him to 14 years in jail.

The Jharkhand High Court will hear on 6 April Lalu's bail plea in connection with his conviction in the third fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury, Sinha said.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Apr 30, 2018 16:56:19 IST