Kolkata, Nov 23 (The Street Press India) – West Bengal Forest Minister Jyotipriya Mallick, who is in custody, has become more unwell. The state’s SSKM Hospital has set up a medical board to keep an eye on his health, according to an official.
Mallick, apprehended by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over his alleged role in the multi-crore ration scam, was transferred from Presidency Jail to SSKM Hospital due to a rise in his blood sugar level on Tuesday night.
The minister, admitted to the hospital’s cardiology department, reported experiencing numbness on the left side of his body on Wednesday morning.
“He underwent an MRI. We are waiting for the reports. For an overall checkup, we have formed a team comprising one doctor each from neurology, endocrinology, medicine, nephrology, urology, and cardiology departments. They are going to oversee his condition and determine the next course of action,” stated the official.
Mallick, grappling with high blood sugar and other health issues, was arrested in October.