Health condition of Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was admitted to Ranchi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) on Thursday after a health scare has deteriorated. His wife Rabri Devi and and younger son Tejashwi Yadav will soon be reaching Ranchi on a chartered flight from Patna. His daughter Misa Bharti is currently with him at the hospital.
Earlier, RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad had said that the RJD supremo was being treated for an infection in his lungs and that his condition was stable. He said the hospital was in touch with HOD of lungs department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to decide the best course of action. He added that Prasad was also tested for Covid-19 and his antigen test report turned out to be negative, while the result of RT-PCR test is still awaited.
The RJD chief suffers from several ailments including kidney disease, heart ailment, diabetes among others. In December, one of his doctors, Dr Umesh Yadav had revealed that is kidney function is only 25% and there might be an emergency and the need for dialysis at any time. According to a report, Yadav is constantly under the supervision of a nephrologist, endocrinologist and cardiologist. It added that his blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are under control but his kidney condition is a matter of serious concern.
Yadav was convicted in fodder scam case and sent to jail in December 2017. He was shifted to RIMS for treatment in 2018 and has been there ever since then. In December last year, the Jharkhand High Court had sought a detailed report from the government on shifting Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad from the paying ward to the director bungalow and back to the paying ward.