Mahasweta Devi on partial life support, still critical, say doctors

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 13:51 IST
Mahasweta Devi is being treated at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic. (HT photo)

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi continues to be on partial life support, her condition still being critical, said a doctor at Belle Vue Clinic, where she is being treated for age-related ailments, on Tuesday.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the littérateur at the hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment.

“She is responding to treatment and is on partial life support. There has been slight improvement in her condition but she is still critical. Her kidneys are not functioning properly,” a doctor said.

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Banerjee discussed the author’s health issues and arrangements with her doctors.

The 90-year-old suffers from various ailments and was put on non-invasive ventilation earlier in July after her condition worsened.

The writer, who was honoured with the Jnanpith Award in 1996, has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for about two months now.

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