Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (JD) chief Lalu Prasad’s health has worsen due to a festering boil on his right leg, the doctor attending him said on Sunday.
Lalu Prasad, who is currently serving jail term in fodder scam case, is currently undergoing a treatment in Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) under the police custody, owing to diabetes and heart-related problems.
Dr Umesh Prasad, who is attending Yadav at RIMS, said that “The sugar level and blood pressure of the RJD chief, who is a diabetic, have shot up in the past two to three days due to the boil.”
The former Bihar chief minister’s dose of insulin has been increased to bring down the sudden increase in sugar level, Dr Prasad said.
Party MLA Rekha Devi, after meeting its party chief on Saturday, has demanded better treatment.
"Laluji's health has deteriorated. He can neither sit down nor stand up. His blood sugar level has also increased. We demand that he should be taken to a place where he gets better treatment," the RJD MLA told reporters.
Lalu Ji's health has deteriorated, he can neither sit nor stand. His blood sugar level has also increased. We demand that he should be taken to a place where he can get better treatment: Rekha Devi, RJD MLA after meeting RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi's RIMS. pic.twitter.com/bq1O1q70bV— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2018
Dr Prasad also said that Yadav’s creatinine level has also increased to 1.85 from 1.5 and so has the while blood cell count to 12,000, the normal range of which is between 4,000 and 8,000.
“It will take some time for the infectious boil to heal,” the doctor, who is monitoring the RJD chief’s health condition round-the-clock,” the doctor said.
Due to the boil, the RJD chief is experiencing difficulty in standing up and going to the washroom, sources close Yadav said.
When asked if the RJD leader needs to be shifted to any other hospital, Dr Prasad said proper care of the patient was being taken at the RIMS.
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.
The fodder scam is related to fraudulent withdrawal of government funds from the treasuries of various districts of undivided Bihar in the 1990s when RJD was in power and Yadav the chief minister then.
(With inputs from agencies)