Health of Jyoti Basu deteriorates
Veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu was put on ventilator on Wednesday morning after his condition turned serious, according to Superintendent of AMRI hospital in Salt Lake Debashish Sharma. A special medical board has been constituted to review Mr. Basu’s condition. Dr A K Maity, Basu’s personal physician and also a member of the board, said his condition was “unstable”.
The 96-year-old Basu, who was admitted to the hospital on Friday last following a “moderately severe” pneumonic infection, is under special observation at the ICCU.