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RLD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health worsens, airlifted to AIIMS Delhi


Team Udayavani, Jan 24, 2021, 8:48 AM IST

New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad was shifted to Delhi by air ambulance on Saturday, January 23 evening after his health deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

The decision was taken by the Board of doctors at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences. He was granted permission to shift to Delhi the jail authorities.

Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav had on Friday said that his condition is critical.

Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, is undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here 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 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.

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