Kolkata, Aug 12: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's condition is critical and he is on ventilator support. Chatterjee was re admitted to hospital on August 10 following kidney ailments.
Chatterjee, admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata, is suffering from age-related issues and kidney complications.
89-year-old Chatterjee has breathing and cardiac problems, hospital sources said.
He was earlier admitted to a Kolkata hospital in June. He was released after his health improved after a few days. "Chatterjee is gradually improving but will take more time (to recover)," the senior hospital executive had said.
The family members and doctors attending him did not disclose the ailment due to which the 89-year-old former parliamentarian was admitted to the ICU earlier this week. The family members do not want the ailment to be disclosed, the official had said.