Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea Seeking Daily Doctor Video Consultations in Jail Rejected

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s plea for daily consultations with his family doctor via video call while he is in jail. However, the court has directed AIIMS-Delhi to form a medical team to assess whether Kejriwal requires insulin to manage his sugar levels and address other medical concerns.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja ordered that necessary medical treatment be provided to Kejriwal, with the AIIMS medical board set to comprise senior endocrinologists and diabetologists.

The court’s decision follows allegations by AAP that Kejriwal is not receiving adequate medical care in Tihar jail, where he has been held since April 1 in connection with the now-defunct Delhi liquor policy case.

Last week, Kejriwal claimed he was not being given insulin in jail, resulting in a significant increase in his blood sugar levels. As a Type-2 diabetes patient, he wrote to the Tihar jail Superintendent expressing his concerns, stating that he had been requesting insulin daily and that AIIMS doctors had not assured him about his diabetic condition.

In response, the Tihar administration clarified that they facilitated a video conference for Kejriwal with senior specialists from AIIMS, during which he did not raise the issue of insulin, nor was it suggested by the attending doctors. Kejriwal contested this, accusing the Tihar administration of issuing a “false and misleading” statement under “political pressure,” asserting that he had raised the issue of insulin consistently over ten days.

Several AAP leaders have also accused Tihar officials of withholding insulin from Kejriwal due to political pressure, alleging a “conspiracy” to “kill” the Chief Minister.

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