Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS in Delhi from Ranchi hospital

Times of India

23rd January, 2021 07:35:49 printer

 Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS in Delhi from Ranchi hospital

Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad will be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi from Ranchi hospital as his health has deteriorated, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

Lalu Prasad, who is admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, has been diagnosed with mild pneumonia.

"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 told PTI.

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

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

"His health has deteriorated, he is facing breathing difficulty. I have come to see the reports after which the further decision, that will be taken, will be told to you," Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav said.

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.

On Thursday, Lalu had complained of uneasiness in breathing, following which a panel of doctors conducted several tests.

The former Bihar chief minister also underwent a rapid antigen test on Thursday the report of which returned negative. His RTPCR test report was also negative.

Lalu's wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap along with daughter Misa Bharti visited him at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Rims) on Friday to inquire about his condition.

 (With inputs from PTI)