Lalu Prasad’s Yadav’s Health is Normalising Slowly: Doctor

The health condition of RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav is slowly normalising, the doctor attending him said on Friday, 23 November.

"“There is improvement in his health. Blood reports are also slowly normalising. Health seems normal now, as compared to 2 days ago.”" - Dr Umesh Yadav, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (in Jharkhand’s Ranchi)

Yadav, who is serving jail term in fodder scam cases, is currently lodged at a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. His condition had deteriorated on 18 November due to a festering boil on his right leg.

The former Bihar chief minister’s dose of insulin had been increased to bring down the sudden increase in sugar level on Sunday.

The doctor had said Yadav’s creatinine level also increased to 1.85 from 1.5 and so did the while blood cell count to 12,000, the normal range of which is between 4,000 and 8,000.

Due to the boil, Yadav was experiencing difficulty in standing up and going to the washroom, sources close to him said.

Convicted in the Rs 900-crore fodder scam, the RJD chief surrendered before a special CBI court in late August, following the Jharkhand High Court’s refusal to extend his bail on medical grounds.

He was admitted to the RIMS and later shifted to its paying ward after he complained that he could not sleep properly due to the barking of dogs and the mosquito menace.

The fodder scam is related to fraudulent withdrawal of government funds from the treasuries of various districts of undivided Bihar in the 1990s when the RJD was in power and Yadav the chief minister.

Yadav was in Ranchi jail since December last year in fodder scam cases. The Jharkhand High Court had first provided him bail for specialised treatment in hospitals in various states and again in July to attend the wedding of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav in Patna.

Tej Pratap filed for divorce with his wife Aishwarya Rai within six months of tying the knot. The petition is scheduled to come up for hearing on 29 November. The development has reportedly taken a toll on Prasad’s condition, sources said.

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