Ashok Ghosh likely to undergo tracheotomy on Wednesday

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Ailing All India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh, on ventillator support in a city hospital, is likely to undergo tracheotomy on Wednesday to improve his breathing.

“He continues to be on ventillatory support. He is conscious. However he still remains critical,” the hospital said.

“He continues to be on broad spectrum antibiotics.. The medical board held today (Tuesday) is of the opinion of a planned tracheotomy tomorrow (Wednesday).”

He is being fed through a Ryles tube.

The 94-year-old Ghosh, the seniormost Left Front leader in West Bengal, was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital following lower respiratory tract infection.

He has for decades now been the secretary of the West Bengal unit of the party founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

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