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Buddhadeb's condition said to be stable

Kolkata: Former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's health condition slightly improved on Saturday.

Bhattacharjee, a patient of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was admitted to a private hospital in the city with multiple cardiac ailments. He had been complaining severe shortness of breath when he was rushed to the hospital. A team comprising seven doctors was formed on Friday for his treatment.

According to a press statement issued by the hospital authorities, he has also been suffering from diabetes. It also said that he had low oxygen saturation and high carbon-dioxide level in blood. The cause has been diagnosed as acute exacerbation of COPD with bilateral pneumonitis and anaemia. Two units of blood have been transfused as well. He is being treated with necessary intravenous antibiotics, oxygen and non-invasive ventilation (BIPAP) and other medications.

His blood pressure has risen to acceptable range which was as low as 80/60 mmHg initially when he was brought to the hospital. The blood gas analysis report done on Bhattacharjee on Saturday showed that the carbon dioxide level has gone down. BIPAP ventilation was put on him to increase the oxygen level. His vital parameters are stable now. Various investigations are being performed to identify the cause of Anaemia.

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