Staff Reporter

KOLKATA: West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen was admitted to a city private hospital on Tuesday, following complaints of chest pain, fluctuating blood pressure and uneasiness.

His condition is stable, according to hospital sources. Several CPI(M) Polit Bureau members (now in the city on the occasion of the party meeting) visited Mr. Sen at the hospital in Salt Lake City.

A medical board, comprising seven consultant specialists, has been constituted to monitor Mr. Sen’s condition. A doctor from the States referral hospital the SSKM Hospital also attended to Mr. Sen on invitation. A bulletin issued by the hospital stated that several medical tests were being conducted on him and he was under constant monitoring and observation.

“We can diagnose the cause for Mr. Sen’s illness only after careful examination of the medical reports,” said Debasish Sarma, medical superintendent of the hospital. He added that they were trying their best to discharge him as quickly as possible. Mr. Sen had a normal diet on Tuesday.

During the day, Biman Bose, general secretary of the CPI (M)’s State committee , Brinda Karat, West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta and Health Minister Surjya Kanta Mishra called on Mr. Sen.