Doctors attending on Akbaruddin Owaisi, the MIM legislator, who has been arrested for his hate-speech, revealed that his health was failing. The doctors suggested that junior Owaisi be moved, at least, to a prison facility which is close to a multi-specialty hospital.
It must be noted that MIM leader Akbar Owaisi, is being treated at the Adilabad district hospital, which according to doctors lack modern medical facilities. Dr. Verghese Muthai, a colorectal surgeon at Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda also maintained that Akbar is suffering from abdominal adhesions which if not checked, can quickly turn into sub-acute obstruction, which would need surgery. Lately his lawyers are moving bail petition on health grounds.
Akbaruddin Owaisi has been made to travel for hundreds of kilometres across three districts to appear before different courts after doctors in Adilabad said he was fit for travel.
On the other side observers believe that the stories of his bad health are being spread to get a quick bail. They observed that Akbar had happily attended party meetings regularly before he was jailed which testifies his fitness. Another doctor on the condition of anonymity revealed that "He is fine and his health is not bad.”
However the lack of quality healthcare facilities in Adilabad can land the government into trouble as it may be a reason to point fingers at the government that perhaps prompted authorities to move Akbar to a guest house from the subjail where he was initially lodged.