Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is on mechanical ventilation. His overall clinical status remains stable, doctors at the Woodlands Hospital said Monday.
Bhattacharjee (79) who was admitted to Woodlands Hospital on Saturday. “He was admitted to Woodlands Hospital on July 29, 2023 with lower respiratory tract infection and Type II respiratory failure,” it added.
The hospital authorities said that a multidisciplinary medical team is monitoring his medical condition.
“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 Bandyopadhyay (internal medicine and pulmonology), Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya (internal medicine and critical care), Dr Asis Patra (anesthesiology), Dr Dip Narayan Mukherjee (infectious diseases specialist), Dr Semanti Chakraborty (endocrinology), Dr Somnath Maity (general medicine) and Dr Saptarshi Basu (physician and medical superintendent, Woodlands) is closely monitoring his progress,” the hospital said.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Minister Anurag Thakur wished for the speedy recovery of the former Chief Minister.
“I pray for the speedy recovery of Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. He has contributed a lot to West Bengal for a long time, may God give him a long life,” Union Minister Thakur said while praying for his good health and recovery.
West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar also visited former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in hospital on Saturday.
Representing the Communist Party of India (Marxist), 79-year-old Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011.
(With inputs from agencies)