Mumbai: Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister-cum-NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested in a money-laundering case in March, who is lodged at the state-run JJ Hospital since last month on suspicions of dengue, could soon be shifted to the posh privately-run Lilavati or Jaslok Hospital.
Both these hospitals, Lilavati in Bandra (west) and Jaslok in south Mumbai are famous for their state-of-the-art medical facilities and 5-star comforts.
JJ Hospital’s dean Dr T.P. Lahane has written a letter to the Arthur Road jail authorities on Friday recommending that Bhujbal be shifted to one of the two hospitals for thallium test and two other tests, which are not available at the state-run hospital. Bhujbal is in judicial custody.
“He (Bhujbal) has been advised to undergo tests to find out the exact cause for his ailments. These tests are thallium test, neuro alert test and arteritis test (meant for heart-related ailment). Only private hospitals like Lilavati or Jaslok conduct such types of tests,” Dr Lahane added. The dean said he has asked the jail authorities to take a call on Bhujbal’s health.