Author Mahasweta Devi’s health worsens, put on life support

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 20:40 IST
Mahasweta Devi was put ventilator support on Thursday after her health deteriorated. (File Photo)

Eminent littérateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi, admitted to a private hospital for over a month, was put ventilator support on Thursday after her condition deteriorated.

Undergoing treatment at a hospital here for over 45 days, her condition continues to remain very critical, doctors said.

“In the morning, she had breathing trouble after which we put her on ventilation. Her kidney is not functioning properly and so we did a dialysis today. She is very critical now but in a stable condition,” doctors at the Belle Vue Clinic hospital said.

The 90-year-old writer-activist, who is known for her dedicated service for the welfare of tribals in different parts of India, is suffering from age-related ailments besides blood infection and urinary tract infection.

She has been administered antibiotics and provided renal support.

The Jnanpith, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay awardee has been suffering from age-related illness for a long time.

Earlier this year she had been admitted to the same hospital with age-related ailments.

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