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Updated: January 10, 2010 14:41 IST

Jyoti Basu marginally better, still critical

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Jyoti Basu
Jyoti Basu

The condition of 95-year old CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu was marginally better on Sunday, though he continued to remain critical, doctors attending on him said.

“His general condition is marginally better than yesterday, but still critical and he is on partial ventilation,” Executive Director of private AMRI hospital D. N. Agarwal told reporters.

Agarwal, who gave a break up of the functioning of Basu’s vital organs, said, “his central nervous system is better in comparison to yesterday and his cardio-vascular system is more or less stable.”

Basu’s blood pressure was being maintained with a minimum dose of stabilising drug, Ionotropes, and his lungs were showing some signs of improvement. “Infection is being adequately treated,” he said.

His urine output has picked up and no dialysis was necessary at the moment, he said.

Basu was given liquid food through Riles tube.

The doctors of the medical board were constantly monitoring his condition and keeping in touch with specialists of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

The medical board will review his condition at 7:00 pm and the next medical bulletin will be issued at 8:00 pm.

Basu was admitted with pneumonia on January 1.

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