Lalu’s advice for son Pratap: Inspect Bihar health facilities regularly

  • Ruchir Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2016 11:12 IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad giving blessings to his son and Bihar health minister Tej Pratap in Patna. (PTI)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has a piece of advice for his elder son and Bihar health minister, Tej Pratap Yadav.

Prasad, who paid a surprise visit to the state-run Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Sunday evening, called his son from the institute and reportedly reminded him that as the chairperson of its board of governors, he should keep inspecting it regularly.

The RJD chief gave the advice to his son after inspecting public toilets in the institute which he found dirty and with broken taps. He also went around the emergency and the outdoor patient department and spoke to some of the patients and their relatives, who complained of lack of sanitation and proper upkeep of washrooms.

Prasad asked the hospital administrators to ensure that they are cleaned regularly after staying there for 30 minutes.

He even reminisced about the days he had spent at the IGIMS and enquired about the ward where he was admitted during his period of incarceration in a fodder scam case around 15 years ago.

Prasad had paid a visit to a patient at a private health facility, Paras HMRI hospital, and dropped into IGIMS to see whether facilities at the two institutions were different after he was told that medical services at the government health facility were virtually non-existent.

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