‘No hospitalization required’: AIIMS Bhubaneswar to discharge Partha Chatterjee

The hospital authorities said they have sent Chatterjee’s medical report to the Calcutta High Court which on Sunday ordered the minister to be shifted to Odisha’s central tertiary healthcare center after the ED objected to the TMC leader’s admission to the West Bengal government-run SSKM Hospital. In Calcutta.

Dr Ashutosh Biswas, executive director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, said, “Chatterjee has some chronic problems but no serious illness requiring hospitalisation. We tested him. He will be discharged today as he does not require hospitalization at the moment.”

Chatterjee was flown from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar in an air ambulance on Monday morning. He was taken from SSKM to the airport within 25 minutes of the creation of the Green Corridor.

Calcutta High Court has directed AIIMS to send Parthar report by 3 pm on Monday. AIIMS has submitted the report within the stipulated time, informed Dr Ashutosh Biswas.

“Partha Chatterjee has four-five ailments for which he has been taking medicine for a long time,” said Dr Biswas. In the AIIMS report, the medical board said, “After detailed evaluation, the committee is of the opinion that Mr. Partha Chatterjee has been suffering from multiple chronic diseases for a long time. The problem he is currently suffering from is attributable to chronic illness and does not require any active medical intervention at this time. However, he is advised to continue treatment for this illness as well as undergo periodic evaluations.”

According to reports, Chatterjee complained of mild shortness of breath due to exertion for many years which required her frequent oxygen support, nebulization at night. Parthor has “on-on-off bilateral pedal edema” for which he is taking intermittent diuretics and is in regular follow-up with a nephrologist for renal dysfunction, the report said. According to the report, he has been complaining of dizziness unrelated to headache, palpitations, gait disturbances and vomiting for the past few days.

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