Mahasweta Devi’s condition improving

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi on Saturday continued to be in a critical condition, a doctor said, stressing the nonagenarian litterateur is responding to treatment.

“We are trying to get her off life support today (on Saturday). Neurologically she is doing better but she still requires dialysis,” a doctor told IANS.

The 90-year-old Ramon Magsaysay awardee suffers from various ailments and was put on non-invasive ventilation earlier in July after her condition worsened.

The writer, who was honoured with the Jnanpith Award in 1996, has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for about two months now.



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