P. K. Banerjee’s condition remains critical

The Indian football legend has been on ventilator support in the intensive care unit for more than two weeks now.

P. K. Banerjee is the only surviving goal-scorer from the Indian team that won gold in the 1962 Asian Games. - Shanker Chakravarty

Indian football legend P. K. Banerjee’s condition remains critical, the hospital where he is admitted said on Thursday.

“Today, blood transfusion has been done again. He remains on haemodialysis support and is still in very critical condition,” Medica Superspecialty Hospital said in a statement.

“Team of treating doctors have briefed the family about his condition. The multidisciplinary team of consultants are closely watching his clinical condition and extending all possible support.”

A two-time Olympian and the only surviving goal-scorer of India’s 1962 Asian Games gold-medal winning team, Banerjee is on ventilator support in the intensive care unit for more than two weeks now. The 83-year-old was hospitalised on February 7.

The Asian Games gold medallist is suffering from sepsis and multi-organ failure due to pneumonia. He has also been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, dementia and heart ailments.

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