The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday referred Lalu Prasad Yadav back to Ranchi hospital saying he is now stable and fit to travel. The RJD chief, however, is not keen to undergo treatment in Jharkhand capital. In a statement issued Monday, AIIMS said: “Lalu Prasad Yadav was referred to for management of his acute medical condition. He has improved significantly and is being referred back to Ranchi Medical College for management of his chronic issues. He is currently stable and is fit to travel.”
The referral has come despite a letter from the RJD chief urging the administration to let him stay in the hospital. Lalu, in his letter, said, “I don’t want to be shifted back to Ranchi hospital, as that hospital is not properly equipped to treat my ailments.”
RJD chief @laluprasadrjd writes to All India Institute of Medical Sciences stating, ‘I don’t want to be shifted back to Ranchi hospital, as that hospital is not properly equipped to treat my ailments.
Who is forcing AIIMS administration to send him back? pic.twitter.com/gvOBmCUDpw
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) April 30, 2018
“I am being shifted to a place where there are no proper health facilities. It is a tough time but I will face it,” he told reporters after leaving the hospital.
Former Bihar deputy CM and Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav, too, said his father should remain in AIIMS for treatment. “The decision to shift Laluji from AIIMS to Ranchi Hospital has been taken in haste. AIIMS is much better and I wonder why this decision has been taken. Only AIIMS authorities can reveal the reason behind the sudden transfer of Laluji,” he said.
To protest against the AIIMS’ decision, RJD supporters created ruckus in the hospital premises, alleging that there is a conspiracy to “murder” their party leader. Protesters broke a glass door, abused security guards and administration officials, hospital sources alleged.
Party MP Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav said the hospital appeared to be acting under the pressure of central agencies like the CBI. “It seems there is a conspiracy to murder him. Why they are discharging him when he is not fit yet,” Yadav said.
Hospital authorities, on the other hand, filed a complaint with the Delhi Police over the protests by RJD supporters in the premises.
All India Institute of Medical Services(AIIMS) files complaint with Delhi Police alleging miscreants misbehaved with #AIIMS staff while protesting over Lalu Prasad Yadav’s discharge from hospital. pic.twitter.com/hF3849Zz8E
— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2018
Lalu Yadav is reportedly suffering from diabetes, high creatinine levels and blood pressure. A medical board at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Ranchi, where 69-year-old Lalu was being treated, referred him to AIIMS for further treatment on Sunday.
#WATCH: Lalu Prasad Yadav argues with a Policeman at New Delhi Railway Station, says, ‘This Policemen is asking me to step back, saying that the SP said so, is the SP my boss?’ Lalu Prasad Yadav is leaving for Ranchi after being discharged from Delhi’s AIIMS. pic.twitter.com/mscGhHWqfC
— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2018
Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited the former Bihar CM at AIIMS and enquired about his health.
Lalu has been convicted in four fodder scam cases, and sentenced to consecutive rigorous prison terms under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
(With PTI inputs)
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