Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s Condition Improves

The former West Bengal CM was hospitalised on 6 September night after he complained of an acute breathing problem.

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Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

The condition of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who was hospitalised on Friday with an acute breathing problem, has become stable, the hospital said on Monday, 9 September.

“He is maintaining stable blood pressure and a normal heart rate, oxygen saturation with oxygen supplementation.”
Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata, according to ANI

“Buddhadeb Bhattacharya's pneumonia is resolving and he will be needing few more days of intravenous antibiotics and supportive care, including BiPAP, oxygen support, nebulisation and chest physiotherapy,” the hospital added.

The 75-year-old veteran CPI(M) leader has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for quite some time. He was rushed to hospital after he suffered an acute exacerbation of COPD with Bilateral Pnuemonitis and his blood pressure fell on Friday afternoon.

The former CM had taken ill at his home in Palm Avenue around 6:30 pm and was admitted to the hospital around 7:30 pm.

Senior Leaders Flock to Hospital

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had visited Bhattacharjee in the hospital on Friday and spoke to the doctors about his condition.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, senior CPI(M) leaders Surjya Kanta Mishra and Rabin Deb, and Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya had also rushed to the hospital.

Bhattacharjee was the CM of West Bengal from 2000 till 2011. He stepped down from the CPI(M)'s politburo, central committee and state secretariat due to ill health in 2018. Lately, Bhattacharjee has been losing vision.

His last public appearance was on 3 February during the party's mega rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI and IANS.)

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