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Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee’s health worsens, put on ventilator

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Somnath Chatterjee’s health worsens, put on ventilator
Source: News18.com

Somnath Chatterjee has been suffering from cardiac problems due to which, he was admitted to hospital in Kolkata, and now has been put on life support system following worsening condition.

89-year-old Chatterjee 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.

However, recently, the CPM veteran is on ventilator support and is on dialysis. 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.

Several leaders hailing from Left parties have reached the hospital to inquire about Chatterjee’s health.

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A former CPM leader and a 10-time Lok Sabha MP, Chatterjee was the Speaker of the Lower House during the UPA-I rule from 2004 to 2009. He was expelled from the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) in 2008 for not resigning as the Speaker after the party withdrew support from the UPA government over the Indo-US nuclear deal.

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