'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been "serving jail term" at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since Dec'17, has spent only two months of the last 19 months in prison. The 71-year-old spent the remaining 17 months of his term in hospital but has still not recovered. He's currently admitted Ranchi's premier Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Here's more.
Jharkhand's Inspector General of Police (Prison), Virendra Bhushan said, "RIMS director sends Prasad's health report every month, but none of the reports declared him fit and stable. Once we get a positive report, we would immediately shift him to the jail."
After being convicted in three separate fodder scam cases, Yadav has been serving his jail sentence since December 23, 2017. But, after spending only two months in jail, he developed health issues due to which he was moved to RIMS initially. He was later shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi where he was declared "fit" in May'18. However, he was again referred back to RIMS.
Later in 2018, Yadav got parole for attending his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding. He was also granted provisional bail for advance treatment at a Mumbai hospital. But he again returned to RIMS in Aug'18 and has since been under treatment there. The former Bihar CM has reportedly been suffering from several diseases but his primary concerns are Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Dr. Dilip Kumar Jha, a senior RIMS doctor treating Yadav, said that the RJD chief suffers from 15 diseases. "Prasad has been suffering from 15 diseases. The prime concern is his uncontrolled diabetes with high dependence on insulin," he said. "He is a chronic kidney patient, as the organs were found functioning 50% only. Besides, other major concern is his irregular heartbeats," he added.
"His (Yadav's) immune system is also on a weaker side as he had suffered skin and urine infections on six occasions in the past. We send his health report every Friday to senior superintendent of police and the jail authorities," Dr. Jha said.