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Lalu admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, who has been serving a jail term in connection with the fodder scam, was on Thursday admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi for specialised treatment.
Prasad, who was serving his jail term in Ranchi, was referred to AIIMS by the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi.
"His condition is stable. He was brought in at noon. His sugar levels are a little bit high and he has some infection in the kidney," an AIIMS doctor said. He also said that Prasad has been admitted under the medicine department.
The RJD chief had been admitted to RIMS in Ranchi on March 17 over complaints of uneasiness while he was lodged at the Birsa Munda Jail. Prasad has been serving a jail term since December 23.
He left for New Delhi on Wednesday by train after a special CBI court allowed him to seek treatment at AIIMS.
Senior advocate Chittaranjan Sinha, who has been handling Prasad's fodder scam cases from the very beginning, said the 69-year-old leader is suffering from diabetes, high creatinine levels and blood pressure.
"His condition was not suitable for flying and the doctors at RIMS advised him to travel by train," Sinha said.
A medical board at the RIMS where Prasad was being treated had decided to refer him to AIIMS for better treatment, RIMS Director R K Srivastav said.
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