Bengal ex-CM hos­pi­talised, kept un­der ob­ser­va­tion

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

Bud­dhadeb Bhat­tachar­jee

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