Bengal ex-CM hospitalised, kept under observation
Kolkata: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital on Friday night after complaining of breathing distress.
A team of five critical-care specialists was formed to supervise the treatment of the 75-year-old leader who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Sources at the hospital said Bhattacharjee was brought in at 8.45 pm. After his blood pressure fell drastically, he was taken to the emergency wing and resuscitated. Later he was put in the CCU.
CM Mamata Banerjee visited the hospital to inquire about his health. “Initially there were some reasons to worry. But now he is stable, ” she said. Rupali Basu, CEO of the hospital, said Bhattacharjee’s condition is being constantly monitored and that he is now able to speak. Senior Left leaders, including party’s state secretary Surya Kanta Misra, also visited the hospital.