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04 Sep 2018

Lalu wants hospital ward changed due to barking of dogs

Lalu wants to shift wards at RIMS

Jailed RJD President Lalu Prasad has put in a request that he be shifted to another ward at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, where he is currently admitted.

He has cited poor hygiene, mosquito menace, and barking by stray dogs, a close aide of the former Chief Minister and National General Secretary of RJD, Bhola Yadav said.

In context

Lalu wants to shift wards at RIMS
The post-mortem house attracts stray dogs: Bhola

The discomfort

The post-mortem house attracts stray dogs: Bhola

Bhola Yadav said on Monday that an application has been submitted to the director of the RIMS hospital, where Prasad is admitted, with the plea that he be moved to the 100-bed paying ward.

"The post-mortem house is nearby which attracts a large number of stray dogs. Their barks and howls are a nuisance and cause immense discomfort to the septuagenarian," he said.

Location of the ward

The ward location is not suitable for a walk: Bhola

"We have cited the reasons also. The waste pipe of a toilet close to his ward is clogged, emitting a foul smell. This imperils the health of our leader who suffers from infections," Yadav said.

He added that being a diabetic, Prasad needs to go for regular walks but the location of the cardiology department ward where he is lodged is "not suitable".

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The request

RJD is ready to pay for the new ward

"We have, therefore, requested that he be shifted to the paying ward, which is newly built and comparatively more clean and tidy," Bhola Yadav said.

"We hope the authorities will not have a problem with that since we are ready to pay the room rent and other charges. We did that when Lalu Ji was admitted to AIIMS earlier this year," Yadav added.

Lalu's health issues

Lalu is suffering from heart and kidney problems

After spending a few months out of the jail, the RJD supremo surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi on August 30 upon the expiry of the provisional bail granted to him by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment.

The former Bihar CM had recently undergone a fistula operation. A heart patient, he is also said to be suffering from kidney ailments.

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