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Basu showing signs of multi-organ failure

Veteran CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu is showing signs of multi-organ failure, his personal physician Dr AK Maity said today.

kolkata Updated: Jan 15, 2010 15:09 IST

Veteran CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu is showing signs of multi-organ failure, his personal physician Dr AK Maity said today.

The Marxist leader, who underwent a two-hour haemodialysis last night, will again undergo the process today
if his health permits, he said.

"The 95-year-old leader will also undergo a tracheotomy if his condition permits", Dr Maity, who is also
on the Medical Board of the AMRI Hospital where Basu is admitted, told reporters here.

Last night's dialysis succeeded to some extent in reversing the toxins in his blood, he said. His urine output
has, however, decreased to 10 ml per hour against the normal 40 ml, he said.

Urine output usually decreases after dialysis, he added.

"There is neither any further improvement nor deterioration in his condition," he said.

Dr Susruth Banerjee, another doctor on the Medical Board, also said that the former chief minister was showing
signs of multi-organ failure.

"If Basu is able to tolerate a two-hour dialysis again, another dialysis might be done in the evening. His condition
is very critical with his heart being erratic and there has been deterioration in his senses," he said.

Basu was admitted to the hospital on January one with pneumonia. He has been on a ventilator since January six.