Ranchi: Lalu Prasad’s health condition is stable now, a RIMS Ranchi doctor said on Saturday. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, who is serving jail term in fodder scam cases, has been admitted to the hospital for three month and had suffered four episode of infection in the duration. The leader is on medication for depression and is being treated for chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Also Read - Ahead of Assembly Polls, Tejashwi Yadav's 'Apology' to People of Bihar | Watch
“He’s been admitted for last 3 months, in this time he had 4 episodes of infection. He’s suffering from chronic kidney disease and diabetes. We’re also giving medicines for depression. He’s in a stable condition now,” Dr DK Jha said. Also Read - Bihar Poster War: On Lalu Yadav's 73rd Birthday, JDU Lists 73 Properties he 'Acquired by Polilitics'
The former chief minister of Bihar is currently lodged in a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Also Read - Coronavirus: Lalu Yadav to be Granted Parole? 'Have Sought Legal Opinion,' Says Jharkhand CM
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. He was admitted to the RIMS and later shifted to its paying ward after he complained that he could not sleep properly due to barking dogs and mosquito menace.
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.
Yadav was in Ranchi jail since December last year in fodder scam cases.
The Jharkhand High Court had provided him bail first for specialised treatment in hospitals in various states and again in July to attend the wedding of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav in Patna.
(Inputs from PTI)