Mahasweta Devi’s condition improving

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.

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“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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