Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee continued to be on ventilator support at Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata Sunday. The CPI(M) veteran was admitted to the hospital after he complained of acute breathing issues Saturday.

Bhattacharjee, 79, is yet to be out of danger as per doctors monitoring his health. The hospital, in a statement, said he is “haemodynamically stable” and chest CT scan is planned for Sunday noon.

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According to hospital sources, the CT scan report will help them decide their further course of action and the doctors will get an initial idea on how many days he may have to stay on ventilation. They said his blood pressure, heart rate, urine volume and blood oxygen levels are stable. Bhattacharjee, suffering from lower respiratory tract infection and Type II respiratory failure, was electively intubated and ventilated Saturday night due to altered sensorium and poor breathing.

Chief minister for two continuous terms, from 2000 to 2011, Bhattacharjee has been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for some time.

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 Somnath Maity (general medicine) and Dr Saptarshi Basu (physician and medical superintendent), is closely monitoring his progress.

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