Jailed SP leader Azam Khan tests positive for Covid-19 shifted to Medanta

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Rampur MP and former minister in SP government, Azam Khan and his son Azam
Abdullah, who are currently lodged in Sitapur district jail, were shifted to Medanta
Hospital in Lucknow on Sunday. The father-son duo had tested positive for Covid
on May 1On May 2, the jail administration tried to convince Azam Khan for
treatment at Lucknow's King George's Medical University but the SP leader refused
to move out of the jail.. They were among 15 jail inmates who had contracted the
infection.DG, Prisons, Anand Kumar said that based on the examination by a panel
of doctors, it was decided to shift Rampur MP Azam Khan and his son Abdullah
Azam Khan to an L-3 level hospital in Lucknow and Medanta was chosen for the
purpose. The duo had tested positive for Covid on May 1. The duo were among 15
other jail inmates, who had contracted the virus. Prison officials said that Azam
and his son were sent to Lucknow escorted by an armed police vehicle.Azam Khan
along with his son and wife Tazeen Fatma have been languishing in jail since
February 2020.The Allahabad High Court had in December granted bail to Tazeen
Fatma in all 34 cases registered against her.

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