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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav shifted to Delhi’s AIIMS as health worsens

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on Saturday night after his health condition reportedly deteriorated while his treatment was undergoing at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi for multiple ailments.

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“He has been admitted in the coronary care unit (CCU) of the cardiothoracic centre of the AIIMS,” an official said.

The 72-year-old politician was being treated for a lung infection at RIMS hospital in Ranchi, where he is serving a sentence after he was convicted in the Bihar fodder scam. The jail administration had to take permission from a lower court to move Lalu Yadav to Delhi.

On Friday, Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi, sons Tej Pratap and Tejashwi, daughter Misa Bharti had reached Ranchi on a special plane after being informed of Lalu’s deteriorating health condition.

The health of veteran politician will be supervised by a team of doctors.

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“Lalu Prasad was 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 had said.

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