Lalu Prasad Yadav’s kidney functioning at 25%, situation alarming: Physician

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The physician of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and veteran socialist leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, Dr Umesh Prasad on Saturday said that the latter’s kidney is functioning at 25 per cent and the situation can deteriorate at any time in future, reported news agency ANI.

Lalu’s physician has updated the authorities of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), where Yadav is admitted, in writing about this situation.

The RJD leader was admitted to RIMS on August 30, 2018, after he surrendered at Birsa Munda Central Jail on Jharkhand court’s orders in the fodder scam.

“I have said earlier also that it is true that Lalu Prasad Yadav’s kidney is functioning at 25 per cent. And this situation is alarming from this logic that his kidney functioning can deteriorate anytime. It is difficult to predict exactly when,” Dr Prasad told ANI.

“The rate at which his disease is getting worse and since he has diabetes for the last 20 years, his end organ is damaging in an escalating manner. So, the situation is alarming for the patient’s health. The higher authorities of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have been informed in writing about Yadav’s health that emergency situation can arise at any time,” he added.

“There is no need to transfer Yadav to any other medical facility as organ damage due to diabetes is irreversible and no medicine can cure it,” the physician of former Bihar chief minister said.

“We have taken a decision that we will consult the resident nephrologist and decide on the further course of treatment of Lalu Prasad Yadav,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand High Court on Friday deferred hearing on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea in a fodder scam case for six weeks.

The hearing in the fodder scam case was deferred after Lalu’s counsel demanded six-week time from the court.

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s lawyer Kapil Sibal told the court that he was suffering from various ailments, and therefore, should be granted bail.