Bengal Governor Tripathi undergoes surgery in hospital

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Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday underwent a minor surgery in a nursing home after he bled from the nose in the morning.

The 82-year-old leader was under observation at Belle Vue Clinic.

A five-member medical team performed the hour-long surgery on Sunday night to stop the bleeding from his nose.

A source close to the governor termed the operation as “successful”.

The governor was now recuperating in the ICU.

Earlier, a medical bulletin said Tripathi was admitted with “Acute Severe Epistaxis (nose bleed).”

“He was found to have active bleeding from deviated nasal septum with nasal spur in left nostril with sinusitis.”

“He is presently under conservative management and being closely observed by a team of physicians, ENT surgeons and anaesthesiologist,” said the bulletin.

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The five-member team is led by internal medicine specialist Rahul Jain.

“Tripathi suffers from hypertension and diabetes with coronary heart disease and is on aspirin which thins the blood and causes bleeding,” the bulletin said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Tripathi and enquired about his health, wishing him speedy recovery.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also visited the Governor at the nursing home.

Meanwhile, following Tripathi’s indisposition, the swearing in ceremony of two ministers in the Banerjee cabinet, scheduled for Monday, has been deferred.

–IANS

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