PATNA: Hospital authorities in Jharkhand have deployed security guards to drive away barking dogs from the campus after RJD chief Lalu Prasad complained of sleeplessness.
Prasad who suffers from multiple health complications is currently admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Ranchi.
“Some security guards have been deployed to chase away the pack of street dogs caught barking in the hospital compound,” Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar reported on Tuesday.
Another Hindi daily Dainik Jagran reported the RIMS administration has shot off a letter to the local municipal commissioner, urging the latter to catch the roaming street dogs.
Prasad has complained the barking street dogs keep him awake during night at the hospital after they go on barking the whole night. Prasad has been admitted to the hospital in Ranchi after his surrender before the court.
“The barking street dogs have been disturbing sleep and peace of Lalu Prasad at the hospital. We are very worried and want the hospital authorities to shift him to other ward for his better sleep,” Prasad’s close confidant Bhola Prasad Yadav told the media on Monday.
Prasad who is serving jail terms in three fodder scam cases has been diagnosed with at least 15 different kinds of disease which include Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, peri-anal abscess, cardiac problems and acute kidney injury.
Prasad surrendered before the court last week after the Jharkhand High Court rejected his plea for another extension of provisional bail on health grounds and instead asked him to surrender by August 30.
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