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Delhi Court Denies Kejriwal’s Doctor Consultation, Orders AIIMS Board

A Delhi court denied Arvind Kejriwal’s plea for daily consultations with his family doctor via video call. Instead, the court ordered AIIMS-Delhi to set up a medical board to determine if he needs insulin for his sugar levels and address his other health issues.


Special Judge Kaveri Baweja issued the order, stressing the importance of providing Kejriwal with appropriate medical treatment. The AIIMS medical board will comprise senior endocrinologists and diabetologists.


The court’s decision follows AAP’s claims that the Delhi Chief Minister is not receiving adequate medical care in Tihar jail. Kejriwal has been held there since April 1 in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the now-defunct liquor policy.


Last week, CM Kejriwal claimed that he was not receiving insulin in jail, resulting in a concerning increase in his blood sugar levels.


The Chief Minister, who has Type-2 diabetes, wrote to the Tihar jail Superintendent, stating that he had been requesting insulin daily. He mentioned that AIIMS doctors never indicated that there was no cause for concern regarding his diabetic condition.


However, the Tihar administration clarified that they arranged a video conference with senior AIIMS specialists for Arvind Kejriwal. During this discussion, Kejriwal did not raise the insulin issue, nor did the attending doctors suggest it.


In response, the AAP chief alleged that the Tihar administration issued a “false and misleading” statement due to “political pressure”.


Kejriwal stated in his letter, and I’m quoting it, “This is false. I raised the issue of insulin for 10 days, multiple times each day. I showed my high sugar levels to every doctor who visited me, demonstrating three peaks in sugar levels daily, ranging from 250-320.”


He questioned, “I also demonstrated that my fasting sugar level consistently ranged from 160-200 every day. Almost daily, I requested insulin. So, how could you claim that I never raised the insulin issue?”


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




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