Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors
The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated. Doctors said that his condition is not stable as his kidney function fell to a critical level. The 71-year-old RJD leader's kidney function has further dipped to 37% from 50%. Here's more.
His blood pressure is also fluctuating: Dr. DK Jha
Dr. DK Jha of RIMS said, "His (Yadav's) kidney function has come down to 37% from 50%. His blood pressure is also fluctuating. In the routine check-up on Friday, infection was also found." "Antibiotic medicine is being given to him, which will continue for next four-five days. We expect after 15 days of treatment, his kidney function will again return to 50%," he added.
Excessive dose of antibiotics led to some complications: Doctor
Dr. Jha also said the excessive dose of antibiotics being administered to Yadav led to some complications, affecting the functioning of his kidneys. Doctors expect that the functioning of his kidneys will improve once the dose is over which may reportedly take a month.
Kidneys not functioning properly; GFR has dropped: Dr. Umesh Prasad
"His (Yadav's) kidneys are not functioning properly. The GFR (glomerular filtration rate) has dropped," said Dr. Umesh Prasad, one of the doctors treating the RJD supremo, who also underwent surgery earlier. "His blood sugar and blood pressure are also fluctuating. We can say he is not stable. His diet has also decreased compared to earlier. We are giving him medicines now," he added.
Yadav's son Tejashwi visits to examine health condition
The RJD supremo's son and former Bihar Deputy CM, Tejashwi Yadav, also reportedly visited his father on Saturday and examined his health condition. Yadav, the former Bihar CM and a former Union Railways Minister, has been serving jail term at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since December 2017 after his conviction in fodder scam cases.