Doctors from SSKM visit Alipore jail after Madan Mitra falls ill
A four-member team of doctors from the SSKM Hospital on Sunday visited Alipore Central Correctional Home on Sunday noon after Madan Mitra had complained chest pain and breathlessness.
Mitra, who has currently been serving judicial custody at the Alipore Central Correctional Home in connection with his alleged involvement in the Saradha scam, complained of severe chest and lower abdomen pain from late Saturday night. He was also suffering from breathlessness.
After being informed, the team of doctors went to the correctional home a little after 2 pm on Sunday to see Mitra. According to the hospital sources, four doctors each from chest, medicine, cardiology and endocrinology boarded an ambulance and reached the correctional home.
The doctors, who carried out clinical checkups, said Mitra’s blood pressure was not normal and he also felt severe pain in his lower abdomen and chest. According to the doctors, Mitra was suffering from fever from Saturday night.
They suspect that he might have fallen ill due to excessive heat. The doctors after examining the health condition of Mitra said there was no need of admitting him to the hospital. They have prescribed him medicine and also asked him to undergo some clinical tests. According to the hospital sources, the doctors had given some antibiotics and other medicines so that he recovers soon.
Doctors from the Alipore Correctional Home also examined the health condition of Mitra in the evening. According to the correctional home authorities, Mitra would be kept under the observation and the doctors would check his health condition from time to time. Mitra is a chronic diabetic patient with heart ailments. He often suffers from high blood pressure.
It may be mentioned that Mitra has been contesting the Assembly elections from Kamarhati Assembly constituency in North 24-Parganas which will go to poll on Monday. Mitra had appealed to the Election Commission of India seeking a release on payroll so that he could take part in the election campaign. But the commission had rejected Mitra’s appeal.