Tihar responds to AAP's allegations regarding Arvind Kejriwal's health care; Party workers protest outside Jail

AAP Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj accused the jail administration of inconsistency and reiterated the party's allegation of a conspiracy aimed at causing harm to Arvind Kejriwal during his incarceration.

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Amidst claims and counterclaims regarding the health care of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Tihar jail, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has presented a letter from the Director General of Prisons seeking medical assistance for Kejriwal. This move challenges the assertions made by the prison authorities regarding the adequacy of medical facilities within the jail premises.

What are claims by AAP?

AAP Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj accused the jail administration of inconsistency and reiterated the party's allegation of a conspiracy aimed at causing harm to Arvind Kejriwal during his incarceration. The party claims that Kejriwal's access to insulin, vital for his health condition, is being deliberately restricted.

Response from Tihar administration

In response to AAP's accusations, the Tihar administration stated that a senior doctor from AIIMS was consulted through video conferencing, following a request made by Kejriwal's wife, Sunita Kejriwal. After a thorough consultation, the administration assured that Kejriwal's health condition was stable and recommended the continuation of prescribed medication.

Denial of Insulin

AAP Ministers alleged that Kejriwal was being denied insulin, crucial for his diabetic condition. However, the Tihar administration maintains that insulin is readily available in the jail dispensary and will be administered to Kejriwal as per requirement.

Medical records and recommendations

Medical records from RML Hospital indicate that Kejriwal was not advised insulin during his treatment in Tihar. A medicine specialist reviewed his health condition on multiple occasions and concluded that insulin administration was unnecessary at present.

ED's claims

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), in court proceedings, accused Kejriwal of consuming high-sugar foods despite his diabetic condition. The administration had previously requested a diet plan for Kejriwal, citing his consumption of foods such as sweets, mangoes, and fried items.

Arvind Kejriwal refuted the ED's claims, asserting that his dietary habits were in accordance with his doctor's recommendations.