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Talwar wants to be moved to hospital

Dr Rajesh Talwar applied to be shifted to a hospital on medical grounds on Saturday, reports Kapil Datta.

india Updated: May 25, 2008 00:09 IST
Kapil Datta

Dr Rajesh Talwar applied to be shifted to a hospital on medical grounds on Saturday. Chief Judicial Magistrate AK Singh directed the Dasna jail superintendent to provide him the necessary medical facilities.

Speaking to mediapersons, Talwar’s advocate Abhijeet Chatterjee said, “Dr Talwar is an asthma patient and was under treatment and needs regular nebulisation. His continued stay in jail is detrimental to his health. We requested early order as each hour is precious.”

When contacted by HT, Superintendent VK Singh of Dasna jail confirmed to have received the CJM’s order. “We provide medical facilities to all the undertrials and convicts. We have a 20 bed hospital inside the jail with two medical officers.”

“Dr Rajesh Talwar was brought to jail on Friday around 5.30 pm. He was medically examined by Dr Ashok Aggarwal and was found fit. Talwar had said he is an asthma patient but was not taking medication presently. We have told him we have nebuliser facility and the other medicines he was taking can be arranged. Till this evening, he was medically fit and there was no need to shift him to a hospital,” he added.

Talwar was given the usual jail fare –– dal and roti –– and no special treatment was meted out to him, the officer said.

“Whatever the circumstance may be, he has lost family and anxiety and tension was visible on his face,” he said.

“He has requested for shifting to another barrack, which will be done in a day or two. We have told him he can bring reading material if needed,” Superintendent Singh said.