Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health condition worsens, to be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi

RJD chief Lalu Prasad who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi will be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi after his health condition has deteriorated, officials said on Saturday.

Jailed Lalu Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, is undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) for multiple ailments.


“Lalu Prasad is having trouble breathing for the last two days. On Friday, he was found to be having pneumonia. Considering his age, we have decided to shift him to AIIMS- Delhi on the advice of doctors for better treatment,” RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad told PTI.

“He is likely to be shifted to AIIMS today. We have already spoken to the experts at AIIMS,” he added.

Dr Prasad further said that the authorities and his family are arranging for an air ambulance to shift him to AIIMS-Delhi.

He is likely to be shifted to AIIMS as soon as the eight-member medical board is examining Prasad’s health, submit its report.

To send Prasad to Delhi, the jail authorities will also have to seek approval from the CBI court.

On Friday, Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti, sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi reached Ranchi on a special plane after being informed of the veteran leader’s deteriorating health. The family met Prasad in the night.

His condition was worrisome son Tejashwi told reporters after meeting his father.

Tejashwi also met Chief Minister Hemant Soren at his residence during the day to seek the cooperation of the state government in arranging to take his father to Delhi.