The condition of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav worsened on Thursday as he slipped into semi-coma, a team of doctors treating the Rashtriya Janata Dal Supremo reportedly said. For the unversed, Lalu Yadav was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Wednesday night after being airlifted from a Patna hospital where he underwent initial treatment for multiple fractures suffered due to a fall.
“The doctors of AIIMS know the medical history of Lalu Ji. Hence, we have admitted him here. His health is improving. As he fell from the stairs, his body movement is minimal at the moment,” said Tejashwi Yadav. Lalu Yadav’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi said: “He is recovering from the illness. Pray for him. He will return home very soon.”
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Tejashwi Yadav to know the leader’s health status. A couple of days ago, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, ex-deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, and several other leaders of Bihar wished him a speedy recovery.
Earlier in the day, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren waited at the Delhi airport to meet the ailing former Bihar CM. While sharing the photograph, the Jharkhand chief minister said that enquired about the leader’s health from his eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti.
He has been suffering from illness for a long time and was admitted to the hospital recently after he slipped and fell at home. As the situation became alarming by Wednesday, arrangements were made to transfer him to AIIMS in Delhi by helicopter. Lalu’s son, Bihar opposition leader Tejaswiad said that if necessary, they will take him to Singapore for treatment. CM Nitish Kumar visited Lalu today.
Last week, Lalu slipped while climbing the stairs in his house. He was shifted to Paras Hospital in Patna for urgent treatment. Doctors confirmed that Lalu’s shoulder and spine were severely injured. He suffered a fracture in his right shoulder. Prasad, who suffers from many health complications and is planning a trip abroad for treatment of kidney problems, was rushed to a hospital. However, there is a danger of multiple organ failure because of kidney issues. As per reports, the doctors were not even giving him any pain killer because of this.
Lalu Yadav is undergoing treatment under the monitoring of multiple doctors. A whole team of expert doctors is monitoring his every organ. Chief Ortho Surgeon Dr. Amulya Singh of Paras hospital, Patna, said if a patient has serious kidney disease, and gets a fracture or injury, then it has side effects on every part of the body. “In such patients, a minor injury can also lead to infection of the lungs. This can cause difficulty in breathing. Injury can also affect the kidneys, increased creatinine, and can cause respiratory problems,” he said.