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Dilip Kumar is conscious and will be in ICU for next three days, say hospital officials

Doctors at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai say veteran actor Dilip Kumar is recuperating well and is conscious but add that he will be under observation in ICU for three days because of his old age.

bollywood Updated: Aug 06, 2017 08:47 IST

Press Trust of India
Dilip Kumar has been in the hospital for four days now.
Dilip Kumar has been in the hospital for four days now.

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is being treated for kidney-related ailments, is recuperating at a Mumbai hospital and will be kept under observation in the intensive care unit (ICU) for the next two-three days, a senior official said.

The 94-year-old actor was admitted to the city-based Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra on Wednesday morning due to dehydration and urinary tract infection. “Today he has no fever, no breathlessness. He is conscious, the creatinine levels have come down as compared to yesterday,” Ajaykumar Pandey, Vice President of Lilavati Hospital told PTI.

“Due to his age, he is under observation and will be in the ICU for two-three days depending on how his body responds,” he added. Cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale and nephrologist Dr Arun Shah are treating him.

The 94-year-old Devdas star was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration and a urinary tract infection. One of the attending team of doctors told IANS on Friday that the actor’s creatinine and potassium levels were rising and haemoglobin was decreasing. Doctors have, however, clarified that he is not on ventilator.

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First Published: Aug 06, 2017 08:42 IST

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