NEW DELHI, May 26 (NNN-PTI) – Former health minister of India’s capital territory, Delhi, Satyendar Jain, was admitted to an intensive care unit, in a hospital yesterday, officials said.
Jain collapsed in Tihar jail, where he was undergoing detention since last year, on money laundering charges.
“Today (yesterday) Satyendar Jain collapsed due to dizziness, inside the bathroom of Tihar jail. He was first admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital, and later, shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, due to breathing problems,” a member of Jain’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said. “His condition has deteriorated and he is on oxygen support.”
This was the second time in less than a week that, 58-year-old Jain was brought to hospital. On Monday he was examined at Safdarjung Hospital for a spinal injury that he had sustained earlier, from another fall.
AAP leaders expressed concerns over Jain’s health, and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, wished speedy recovery and strength to Jain.
Jain is in jail since May last year, in a money laundering case being probed by the country’s enforcement directorate.– NNN-PTI