New Delhi, August 13: The medical condition of Somnath Chatterjee is stable, said an official of a private hospital where the former Lok Sabha speaker is undergoing treatment.
“He is undergoing dialysis. In such cases, it happens at times that the heart stops giving support. Chatterjee suffered a mild heart attack but was revived. He is in the ICCU. He is stable and responding to treatment but still on ventilation,” the official said. The CPI(M) veteran has been suffering from various diseases.
Earlier in June, Chatterjee had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke after which his health declined. He had also suffered a mild cerebral stroke back in 2014.
Chatterjee, a former CPI(M) leader and 10-time Lok Sabha MP, was speaker of the Lok Sabha in the first Congress-led UPA government from 2004-2009. The CPI(M) expelled him in 2008 for not resigning as the speaker after the party withdrew its support from the UPA-1 government over Indo-US nuclear deal.