Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav is not having a good time in jail as barking dogs and mosquitoes in the prison hospital aren’t letting him sleep. Now, the Ranchi-based Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has shifted the 70-year-old leader to a paying ward of the hospital.
Convicted in three fodder scam cases, the former Bihar Chief Minister is a heart patient with kidney ailments as well.
According to an NDTV report, the RJD chief is back in jail following the rejection of his parole application by a court. Yadav had been out on health grounds since May.
Earlier, Yadav had moved a ward transfer application to the director of the RIMS hospital, where Yadav was admitted.
The application cited that the waste pipe of a toilet close to his ward was clogged, emitting foul smell, which imperiled his health. It further said the lack of hygiene also leads to the menace of mosquitoes which is another potential health risk, especially in the rainy season.
It was further highlighted that the post-mortem section is nearby which attracts a large number of stray dogs. Their barks and howls is a nuisance and causes immense discomfort to the septuagenarian, the application said.
Following the application, the RIMS authorities shifted the RJD supremo to a private ward where he will have to pay Rs 1,000 per day. The ward change was done only after permission was obtained from the jail superintendent.
Yadav had recently undergone a fistula operation at a Mumbai hospital.
(With inputs from PTI)