On Wednesday, Azam Khan, Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) MP was again shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the critical care medicine department of Medanta Hospital in Lucknow after his condition deteriorated.
On 9th May, he was admitted to Medanta after testing positive for Covid-19 in Sitapur prison on April 30 and was discharged from the hospital when he recovered from Covid-19.
Dr. Rakesh Kapoor, director of Medanta said that the SP leader is now being treated for fibrosis and cavity in his lungs in the ICU and is on 5-liter-per-minute oxygen support. He also added that a team of critical care experts is keeping a close eye on his condition. The hospital had earlier released a statement in which it said that the treatment of the Rampur MP is being done under severe infectious disease protocol.
The jailer of Sitapur prison, RS Yadav said that Azam Khan underwent Covid-19 tests after complaining of fever and cough and mentioned that the rapid antigen was done, and later the samples were sent for the RT-PCR test, the reports of which came positive.
Azam Khan along with his wife Tazeen Fatma and son has been in jail since February last year after connections with various cases of land grabbing, encroachment, and others were found. In December, the Allahabad high court granted bail to Tazeen Fatma in all 34 cases that were registered against her.