Delhi’s former Well being Minister Satyendar Jain was hospitalised on Thursday after he collapsed within the toilet of Tihar Jail, the place he has been detained since final 12 months on cash laundering fees.
This was the second time in every week that Mr Jain needed to be taken to a hospital for medical consideration. On Monday, he was examined at Safdarjung Hospital for a spinal harm that he had sustained earlier from one other fall within the jail’s toilet, in response to jail officers.
A frail-looking Mr Jain was seen on the hospital with a belt strapped round his waist, sparking considerations about his well being. The AAP has said that the previous minister, who has misplaced almost 35 kg since his arrest, is affected by sleep apnoea and desires a BiPAP machine whereas sleeping.
Earlier than that, Mr Jain was taken to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital on Saturday and underwent a number of assessments, together with a CT scan and an MRI. His situation was secure, however he was stored underneath statement, hospital sources mentioned.
Mr Jain’s get together colleagues and supporters have expressed concern over his well being and accused the BJP, which guidelines on the federal degree and opposes the Aam Aadmi Occasion, of making an attempt to “kill him”.
The BJP has responded to those allegations, saying that Mr Jain was chubby earlier than his arrest and that it was “good” that he has misplaced weight. Delhi BJP chief Vijendra Gupta mentioned that Mr Jain’s look was a matter of how one manages their physique, attributing the burden loss to having meals simply as soon as a day, as per his non secular beliefs.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi and the founding father of the Aam Aadmi Occasion, posted the photograph on Twitter that confirmed a frail-looking Mr Jain sitting in a chair on the hospital with two law enforcement officials standing close by.
“I pray to God for his higher well being,” Mr Kejriwal wrote in Hindi. “The individuals of Delhi are watching the conceitedness and atrocities of the BJP. Even God won’t forgive these oppressors. On this battle, the persons are with us and God is by our aspect. We’re followers of Bhagat Singh and our struggle towards oppression, injustice and dictatorship will proceed.”
Mr Jain’s lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi had instructed the Supreme Courtroom final week that the previous minister has misplaced 35 kg and is just about a “skeleton”, affected by numerous illnesses.
The Enforcement Directorate, a federal company that investigates monetary crimes, arrested Mr Jain in Could final 12 months for allegedly laundering cash via shell firms and shopping for land with unlawful funds. Mr Jain has denied the fees and mentioned they have been politically motivated.
Mr Jain was a distinguished member of Mr Kejriwal’s cupboard and held a number of portfolios, together with well being, dwelling and concrete improvement. He resigned from his ministerial posts in January this 12 months whereas nonetheless in jail.