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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee stable and responding to medication


The health condition of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is considerably better on Tuesday.

Bhattacharjee successfully weaned off invasive ventilation, and then he was put on non-invasive ventilator support on Monday, according to sources at the Woodlands hospital.

Bhattacharjee was admitted to the hospital on Saturday afternoon with lower respiratory tract infection and Type-2 respiratory failure.

The overall clinical status of the septuagenarian Marxist leader remained stable under close monitoring by a team of medics at the private hospital in south Kolkata, sources said.

Some more routine blood tests will be done this morning on the 79-year-old former chief minister of Bengal.

The medical board team constituted by the hospital would examine and take the next course of medication, sources added.

Different political parties’ leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, visited the ailing former politburo member of the CPI (M) on Monday evening and wished him a speedy recovery.

A multidisciplinary medical team comprising Dr Kaushik Chakraborty ( Medicine), Dr Soutik Panda (Critical Care), Dr Susmita Debnath (Critical Care), Dr Saroj Mandal ( Interventional Cardiology), Dr Ankan Bandopadhyay (Internal Medicine and Pulmonology), Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya ( Internal Medicine and Critical Care), Dr Asis Patra ( Anesthesiology), Dr Somnath Maity and Dr Saptarshi Basu (Physician and Medical Superintendent, Woodlands) is closely monitoring his progress.

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