Lok Nayak Hospital filed a medical report of Vinay Sharma,before the fast-track court on Tuesday. The report said Vinay,accused in the December 16 gangrape case,who has been ill and absent from the court for the past few weeks,might be able to attend proceedings from Friday. The court had noted on Monday that his absence had been delaying the trial.
The report on the health of accused Vinay Sharma was submitted by the medical superintendent (MS) of LN Hospital,after the court directed him to do so. Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna noted that the accused was responding well to treatment and that he needed intravenous drugs. He might be in a stable condition by May 31 and would be able to attend the proceedings subject to the advice of doctors, Khanna said.
The court also sought a reply from the prosecution on the plea of the defence counsel to shift Sharma to a reputed private hospital. Sharmas counsel A P Singh submitted before the court that he be admitted to Apollo or Escorts hospitals in Delhi or Medanta super-specialty hospital in Gurgaon. Singh had moved an application in this regard on Monday.
LN Hospital is claiming Vinay has typhoid and enteric fever. How can typhoid go on for a month? He too has the right to be treated well. Please shift him to Escorts,Apollo or Medanta hospitals before things go out of hand, Singh told the court.
Khanna responded that the treatment of the accused was going on in a government hospital. Counsel A P Singh had submitted an application on Monday regarding shifting the accused to a private hospital. A copy of the same be provided to the prosecution. They are directed to file a reply regarding the same, the judge said.
The report from the MS of LN Hospital said Sharma was brought in from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital on May 14 after he complained of high fever. He has a history of alcohol and steroid abuse. The patient was given one unit of blood transfusion in the medicine emergency on May 14 and was diagnosed with enteric fever, the report read.
Sharma was reportedly treated with intravenous antibiotics along with symptomatic treatment. According to doctors,his health improved and he was discharged on oral medication on May 22.
However,the patient did not take the prescribed medication in Central Jail. He was referred back and re-admitted to LN hospital on May 23 with fever and low blood pressure. He was re-started with intravenous antibiotics to which he responded and has now been afebrile for almost two days, the report said.
An echo-cardiography was also done on Sharma in the cardiology department of GB Pant Hospital in view of the persistently low blood pressure. The test showed dilated cardiomypathy with mild LV dysfunction with an ejection fraction of 40-45 per cent,when normally it is 60-65 per cent.
The report said so far,Sharma had responded well to medical management. His haemoglobin,blood count and other tests are within normal limits and he is likely to be discharged from the hospital in one or two days. However,he needs intravenous antibiotics for another three to five days since he was not taking his prescribed medicines orally after his discharge from LN Hospital. He can attend the court proceeding tentatively on May 31 subject to his condition, the medical superintendent said.