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Basu's All Five Vital Organs Unstable, Says Doctor

The condition of CPI-M patriarch Jyoti Basu turned extremely critical on Saturday  with all his vital organs affected and "there is little hope of any good result".  "All five vital organs -- heart, lungs, kidney,
PTI January 16, 2010 16:17 IST
PTI

The condition of CPI-M patriarch Jyoti Basu turned extremely critical on Saturday  with all his vital organs affected and "there is little hope of any good result". 

"All five vital organs -- heart, lungs, kidney, brain and liver -- are not functioning properly," Dr Ajit Kumar Maity, Basu's personal physician and a memberof the medical board at AMRI hospital, where he is admitted, told PTI. 

Asked about the chances of recovery of the 95-year-old leader, Maity said, "At this age and the complications he is suffering from, there is little hope of any good result. The doctors are doing their best." 

He said Basu, who was put on Slow Low Efficiency Daily Dialysis (SLEDD) at noon has taken it well. "It will continue for eight hours if there is no problem," he said. When a patient is unable to withstand normal dialysis, SLEDD is resorted to. 

Basu was admitted to AMRI Hospital with pneumonia on January one and put on a ventilator on January six. PTI