Ex-Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on life support

KOLKATA: Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee was put on ventilator support on Sunday after suffering a mild cardiac arrest in the morning.

His condition is stated to be critical. A multispeciality team of doctors is monitoring his health parameters round-the-clock.

Chatterjee, 89, is suffering from a kidney-related ailment and was admitted to the Belle Veu Clinic here on Tuesday.

Earlier, he was discharged from the hospital on August 1, just a week before his readmission, after 40 days of hospitalisation. Last month, the former speaker had suffered a haemorrhagic stroke.

“Chatterjee is undergoing dialysis. In such cases it happens at times that the heart stops giving support. He suffered a mild heart attack this morning, but was revived. He is in the ICCU and has been put on ventilation. He is responding to the treatment,” hospital’s CEO Pradip Tandon said.

Read More



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here