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Lalu Yadav’s Kidney Functioning at 25%, Situation Alarming: Doctor

“This situation is alarming (and) from this logic his kidney functioning can deteriorate anytime,” Dr Prasad said.

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Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav.
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Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s kidneys are functioning at 25 percent and can deteriorate any time, said Dr Umesh Prasad, on Saturday, 12 December, who is treating the Yadav at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi.

“I have said earlier also that it is true that Yadav’s kidney is functioning at 25 percent. And this situation is alarming (and) 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," he added.

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Dr Prasad also said that there was no need to transfer Yadav to any other medical facility as organ damage due to diabetes is irreversible and no medicine can cure it.

"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 told ANI.

Yadav is serving a four-year jail sentence for corruption. The Jharkhand High Court on Friday, 11 December, deferred Yadav’s bail hearing by another six weeks, in connection with a case related to the illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka Treasury.

The RJD leader has been serving his sentence since December 2017, after being convicted in the case. He has served most of his jail sentence in Jharkhand’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital.

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