PK Banerjee critical, put on the fan

KOLKATA: legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee , who has been fighting a chest infection for the past month, was put fan and it is said that his condition is critical.

Former 83 year old India football The captain was admitted to the Medica Super Specialties Hospital on February 6 after he complained of a severe chest infection, and his condition has been fluctuating since then.

"He was put on a fan this evening and the doctors have administered him with antibiotics. He's critical at the moment," a family source told PTI.

The hospital also issued a statement, saying there has been a sudden deterioration in Banerjee's health condition.

He was changed to Critical Care and put on ventilation tonight. It maintains the parameters after ventilation and is under the supervision of our panel of specialists, the statement said.

The entire Medica clinical team is doing their best to recover Mr. Banerjee. His family members are being updated on their health status at regular intervals, he added.

The gold medalist of the 1962 Asian Games is being treated by a panel of specialists that includes pulmonologist Dr. Nandini Biswas, internal medicine and intensivist Dr. Tanmoy Banerjee. It is also being supervised by a neuroscience team under the care of Dr. LN Tripathy and Dr. Sunandan Basu.

Banerjee led India in 1960 Rome Olympic Games where he scored the draw against a formidable French team in a 1-1 draw.

Before that Banerjee represented India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and played a key role in their 4-2 win over Australia in the quarterfinals.

Banerjee's contribution to Indian football was duly recognised by the world governing body FIFA which was granted by the Order of Centennial Merit in 2004.