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AIIMS, Tihar to file health report of Amar Singh

delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2011 09:59 IST
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The Tihar jail and AIIMS will file a report on Wednesday on former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's health conditions before the Tees Hazari Court.

Delhi court on Tuesday asked Tihar Jail authorities to explain the urgency behind shifting Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh to an AIIMS private ward.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also ordered the jail and AIIMS director to furnish a report on Singh's medical condition by Wednesday afternoon.

Singh had been arrested on September 6 for his role in the cash-for-vote scam, and has since been in judicial custody. The jail authorities said they rushed Singh to AIIMS because his health had deteriorated on Monday evening.

Amar Singh, 55, has diarrhoea and urinary tract infection (UTI), which has pushed up his creatinine count that indicates impaired kidney function, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said.

Singh was also severely dehydrated when he was brought to AIIMS from Tihar Jail at 8.30pm on Monday night. He was referred for admission by a panel of five doctors from GB Pant hospital and Lok Nayak.

"He was immediately put on intravenous fluids and give him antibiotics to treat his infection through the same channel," said doctor from AIIMS.

"No visitors are allowed as he is unwell and, more importantly, he is in the custody of Tihar officials," said a doctor.

The former general secretary of Samajwadi Party was arrested on September 6 for his alleged role in 2008 cash-for-votes scam, and was to appear for his interim bail plea order on Tuesday.