The condition of West Bengal Assembly Speaker H. A. Halim, who was admitted to a private hospital here for breathing problems on Saturday, is stable but remains “quite serious”.

“His condition is slightly better today than it was yesterday. It is stable but still quite serious though he is alert and conscious,” a doctor attending on him said on Sunday.

Cardiac condition

Mr. Halim was initially put on ventilator support, mainly because of his cardiac condition.

“Other complications like pneumonia are feared; his diabetic condition is slightly uncontrolled,” the doctor said.

Board set up

A three-member board of specialists has been set up to monitor Mr. Halim's condition.