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Jyoti Basu admitted to hospital

kolkata Updated: Sep 07, 2008 13:26 IST

Veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was admitted to a city nursing home on Sunday for treatment for a head injury he sustained after a fall in the bathroom of his house two days ago.

The 94-year-old leader, a member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo, has been kept in a suite under the supervision of neurosurgeon RN Bhattacharya.

He suffered an "internal haemorrhage in the head", doctors attending on him said on Saturday. A medical board formed for the senior leader's treatment would meet to decide on the course of treatment.

Sources close to Basu said he had a normal diet on Sunday morning before he was driven in an ambulance to the South Kolkata nursing home.

His family members and Sports Minister Subhas Chakraborty accompanied him, besides his personal aide Jaikrishan Ghosh.

On Saturday, Basu underwent a CT Scan at a nursing home near his Indira Bhavan residence at Salt Lake and was advised hospitalisation.

He had earlier received stitches on his forehead after he slipped and fell in the bathroom of his residence in the early hours on Friday.

Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited Basu's residence Saturday to enquire about his condition.

Basu was chief minister of the state from 1977 to 2000.