Agartala, Jan 26 : The Tripura government has brought a neurosurgeon from Kolkata this morning for treatment of Agartala Municipal Council (AMC) Chairman and eminent lawyer of the state Shankar Das.
Officials here said that Mr Das had suffered a massive heart attack last evening.
He had been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) where doctors stated his condition to be critical.
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar along with other top party leaders visited him in the hospital. The state government has constituted a six-member committee for Mr Das’s treatment.
Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters that the department has been asked to take all necessary steps for his treatment and the Chief Minister personally spoke to West Bengal Health Minister Surya Kanta Mishra over sending the neurosurgeon here.
Doctors attending on Mr Das feared that he might be partially paralysed.
Mr Das had been suffering from cardiac ailments for a long time.