The doctors treating him has been quoted as saying, "He had no appetite for the first two-three days. Now, he is eating a normal diet, and is as cheerful as he can be in his condition. He has five-six phones with him, and whenever we go in, he is busy on the phone." He spends much of his hospital stay watching TV.
He was jailed after being named prime accused in the cash-for-votes scam that rocked Parliament. Medical reports accessed from the AIIMS suggest that Singh was suffering from various ailments including diabetes, hypothyroid, high anxiety levels, irregular heart beats apart from complications after the kidney transplant he underwent earlier.
In lieu of his previous medical records, the doctors had earlier tagged him, "a considerably sick man, who is now getting better".
The fact that he had undergone a kidney transplant in a Singapore hospital makes it necessary for him to have a check-up every two to four months. But doctors at the AIIMS stated, "We are an institute that does three transplants a week. So it is not as if we would not be able to provide what he needs."
Singh has also been given “anti-anxiety" medication with doctors claiming, "It"s a common medicine, since he was worried and this was resulting in clinical symptoms."
He had also raised the issue of the lack of privacy at hospital. There is a policeman outside his room and a guard inside who provides him security.