Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was discharged from hospital on Tuesday (December 15). 

However, he will remain on non-invasive ventilation (BIPAP) support and undergo physiotherapy at home.

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According to hospital sources, an ICU has been set up at his home, where a critical care expert and medicine specialist will monitor his health.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was admitted to hospital on December 9 after he had acute breathing issues. However, his health parameters improved subsequently, following which doctors took the decision to discharge him on Tuesday.

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The former West Bengal chief minister has been suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other old age-related ailments for some time.

His family members, well-wishers are happy to know about his improved health condition.