Mamata Banerjee has breathing problem: Doctor

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who suffered a chest injury while returning from her rally at Lalgarh on Monday night, has a breathing problem, a doctor attending on her said on Wednesday night.

Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 23:57 PM IST

Kolkata: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,
who suffered a chest injury while returning from her rally at
Lalgarh on Monday night, has a breathing problem, a doctor
attending on her said on Wednesday night.

"The condition of Mamata Banerjee is stable. But as she
received an injury in the chest, she has a breathing problem,"
cardiologist Subrata Moitra who examined the Trinamool
Congress chief at her Kalighat residence, told agency.
"She still has pain in the neck, ribs, chest-wall and
waist and is feverish," he said.

As Banerjee has refused to be hospitalised, she has been
advised complete rest and daily blood test and x-ray, Moitra
said.

The minister`s additional private secretary Ratan
Mukherjee had yesterday said that she had declined to be
admitted to hospital as her mother was not keeping well.

Banerjee had complained of chest pain after a truck hit a
vehicle in her convoy at Kolaghat, 70 km from Kolkata on
Monday night.

According to Mukherjee, an armrest of the vehicle in
which Banerjee was travelling hit her after the truck rammed
into an escort vehicle of her convoy. The escort vehicle in
turn dashed against Banerjee`s car.
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee wished her speedy
recovery with state Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy
handing over a bouquet and a message to her additional private
secretary during the day.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar also telephoned and wished
her speedy recovery, Trinamool Congress leader Nirmal Majhi
said.

Former West Bengal chief minister Siddharta Sankar Ray
inquired about her health.

PTI