Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in a file photo.
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Kolkata: CPI-M leader and former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata.

This after he complained of acute breathing trouble since today, 6 September, afternoon. Bhattacharjee is a patient of chorionic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) for long and mostly remained bedridden at his home at Palm Avenue in south Kolkata.

After the breathing trouble in the afternoon, the former Chief Minister was rushed to a private hospital at Alipore in the city early in the evening.

The hospital at once admitted him to the ICU and put him on oxygen support. A medical board has been formed with CPI-M leader Fuad Halim being part of it. Halim is a doctor.

Learning about Bhattacharjee’s ill health, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to the hospital this evening to enquire about his health.

CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra and Polit Buro member Md Salim are camping at the hospital. Salim has tweeted at 9.06 pm: “Com. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is admitted in a Kolkata hospital. His condition is stable.”

The hospital where he is admitted has said that the former Chief Minister is responding to treatment. It will issue a medical bulletin tomorrow morning.

On 28 August, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had paid a visit to Bhattacharjee at his residence. A photograph released subsequently showed a frail Bhattacharjee seated on his bed and talking to the Governor who stood in front of him along with wife.