Amar Singh needs psychiatry consultation: AIIMS

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh needs psychiatry consultation for his "anxiety and restlessness", AIIMS told a Delhi court.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011, 20:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh,
arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam,
needs psychiatry consultation for his "anxiety and
restlessness", All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
told a Delhi court on Wednesday in its medical report.

Singh, in judicial custody, was admitted in AIIMS on
September 12 following complications related to post-renal
transplant, urinary tract infection, diarrhoea, diabetes,
dehydration, hypothyroid and hypertension.

"For his anxiety and restlessness a psychiatry
consultation has also been sought," AIIMS said in its medical
report submitted before Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The premier health institute has told the court that
Singh, who had undergone a kidney transplant in 2009, was
suffering from multiple health problems and was prone to
infections.

It said "the S Creatinine is fluctuating between 1.3-1.6
mg/dl (normal for him is 0.8-0.9 mg/dl). He (Amar Singh) has
persistent tachycardia (heart rate exceeding normal range).

"He continues to have vomiting and diarrhoea for which
the gastroenterologist has suggested automatic function tests
and endoscopy with mucosal biopsy," the report said.

AIIMS said in its report that any kidney transplant
patient, showing more than 30 per cent acute rise in S
Creatinine level, needs hospitalisation.

PTI