AIIMS directed to constitute medical board to asses Chidambaram’s condition

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P Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the money laundering case lodged by the ED. File photo: PTI

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (October 31) directed the AIIMS director to constitute a medical board today itself to give opinion on the health of former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is suffering from Crohns disease.

The high court said Hyderabad-based gastroenterologist Nageshwara Redy be included in the board to give his opinion on Chidambaram’s medical condition, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

Chidambaram has sought interim bail in the INX media money laundering case on medical grounds, saying his condition is deteriorating and he needs to be in a sterile environment. Justice Suresh Kait said the board will sit today to discuss Chidambaram’s medical condition and the report be placed before the court which will hear the matter on Friday.

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