The condition of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS last night for treatment of urinary tract infection, remained stable today, according to doctors.
Arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, Singh, 55, was admitted in the private ward of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and is undergoing tests.
"He was brought to AIIMS casualty after being referred by medical board of doctors from LNJP hospital and GB Pant hospital. He was admitted here at 9.12 pm and investigations are ongoing," Dr YK Gupta, spokesperson AIIMS, said.
Dr Sanjay Gupta, additional professor, department of Nephrology who is looking into the MP's case said, "He is admitted here for treatment of infection in the urinary tract.
"After investigations we found that he also has fever and diarrhoea along with it. Escherichia coli, a type of bacteria has been found to be the cause of UTI."
He said that patients of renal transplant are on special immuno suppressant medications and are prone to infection.
"He developed infection and because of UTI the transplant per say has shown deterioration. His creatinine level (an indicator of kidney function), has been fluctuating. His infection needs to be taken care of," he said.
Singh has also undergone various tests related to blood, ultrasound and X-ray today.
Dr Sanjay Gupta said, "These are part of investigations. Since he has lot of anxiety, pyschiatrist will also evaluate him tomorrow."
"Consultants from department of gastroenterology and endocrinology too are looking into his case as he also suffers from hypertension and diabetes. In the past he had intestinal surgery too. So all ailments need attention," Gupta said.
Singh was shifted to AIIMS after a panel of doctors at Tihar Jail found his creatinine level high.
The former Samajwadi Party General Secretary has been in Tihar Jail under judicial custody since his arrest on September 6 in connection with the cash-for-vote scam.