Basu Continues to Be Critical: Doctor

Health condition of veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basy, who was hospitalized on January 1 after pneumonia attack, continues to be critical and his urine output has come down, said report citing a doctor attending him.

“No fresh change has been found in Basu’s health today (Thursday). He is still critical. The urine output has slightly lowered and his blood pressure is now being maintained through medicine,” AMRI medical superintendent Debashis Sharma was quoted as saying by IANS.

Doctor said that Basu’s haemoglobin count showed improvement on Thursday morning.

“The haemoglobin count is more than what it was last (Wednesday) night,” Sharma was quoted as saying.

After being admitted to the Salt Lake hospital on January 1, Basu was kept on ventilator support on January 6 when developed breathing problems.

Born in 1914 in Kolkata, Basu became chief minister of West Bengal in June 1977. He stepped down voluntarily on health grounds in November 2000.

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