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Buddhadeb returns to Palm Avenue residence, supportive care to continue for next few days

Buddhadeb returns to Palm Avenue residence, supportive care to continue for next few days

Kolkata: Ailing former chief minister Budhhadeb Bhattacharjee has been released from the hospital on Monday. He will be under medication at home and intravenous antibiotics and supportive care like BIPAP, nebulisation and chest physiotherapy would be applied on him for a few more days.

He was taken to his Palm Avenue residence in South Kolkata in an ambulance on Monday. He had been rushed to a private hospital in the city with an acute respiratory problem and low blood pressure on September 6, but his health condition is stated to be completely stable now.

Bhattacharjee, a patient of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), had complained of multiple cardiac

ailments following which he was taken to the hospital. He had severe shortness of breath.

Bhattacharjee had been suffering from diabetes and low oxygen saturation and high carbon-dioxide level in blood for the past few days, prior to his admission at the hospital. The veteran CPI(M) leader and former chief minister had remained away from public eyes for quite some time due to his prolonged ailments.

It has been learnt that Bhattacharjee had insisted on going back home and urged the doctors for an early release. After examining him, the medical board at the hospital found that his health condition has improved and took a decision on his release.

However, the doctors decided that he will be put under constant monitoring at his residence and supportive care like BIPAP and nebulisation would continue for the next couple of days.

A press statement issued by the hospital stated that he is currently sleeping comfortably with BIPAP. He is also maintaining stable blood pressure and normal heart rate and oxygen saturation with oxygen supplementation. His pneumatic condition has improved but he might require intravenous antibiotics on the next few days.

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