Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Ailing Lalu taken to Delhi by air ambulance

RJD president Lalu Prasad was admitted to the premier AIIMS in Delhi Wednesday night after being airlifted from a Patna hospital where he underwent initial treatment for multiple fractures suffered due to a fall, party sources said.
The 74-year-old former Bihar chief minister was accompanied by a team of doctors and his eldest daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP who is also an MBBS. His wife Rabri Devi and younger son Tejashwi Yadav reached Delhi earlier in the day to oversee the arrangements. Lalu Prasad was admitted to the AIIMS around 9.35 pm, the sources said. Earlier, speaking with the media, Tejashwi Yadav said Lalu Prasad suffered fractures in three places, including shoulder, after a fall at his house and complications increased as the body is “locked” and he is unable to move much.
The leader had taken ill on Monday and was admitted to a private hospital in Patna, less than 24 hours after he suffered the injuries.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday visited Lalu Prasad at the Patna hospital and enquired about his health.
Lalu Prasad’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi, who reached Delhi Wednesday, said, “His (Lalu’s) health is slightly better now.” Out on bail in fodder scam cases, Prasad had last month obtained permission from the Jharkhand High Court for travelling abroad, preferably Singapore, to get a kidney transplant.
On whether it would be possible to go to Singapore, Tejashwi said if in 2-4 weeks he can undertake international travel “we may take him to Singapore.”


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