Worried doctors, Basu’s family members throng hospital

Worried doctors, Basu’s family members throng hospital
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First Published: Sat, Jan 16 2010. 12 53 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jan 16 2010. 12 53 AM IST
Kolkata:With the condition of CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu’s worsening, his son, Chandan, his wife Rakhi and other family members were summoned late tonight to the AMRI Hospital, where the former chief minister is admitted.
Besides Chandan and his wife, Basu’s sister-in-law and her husband were also at the hospital.
Doctors of the medical board of the hospital, who were to meet at midnight, arrived almost an hour earlier and were closeted at a meeting.
Earlier, Basu’s condition turned “very, very critical” and he was “sinking” with multi-organ failure and was totally dependent on support systems, Dr A K Maity, Basu’s personal physician and member of the medical board told reporters.
“He is very, very critical. Three organs -- lung, kidney and the haemo dynamic system have failed and now his heart and liver function is also deteriorating and the senorium of the brain is very low,” Maity said.
To a question how long Basu could survive in this condition, Banerjee said, “I don’t what will happen and when it will happen.”
Asked whether tracheostomy would be done on him, Maity replied “Let him live first. If he survives then only can it be done.”
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First Published: Sat, Jan 16 2010. 12 53 AM IST