Dilip Kumar’s health is stable, he’s not on ventilator, says niece Shaheen Banu

Actor Dilip Kumar’s niece Shaheen Banu tells us that doctors are just waiting for his dehydration level to go down and his health is normal.

bollywood Updated: Aug 04, 2017 12:10 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Dilip Kumar,Saira Banu,Sayyeshaa
Actor Dilip Kumar’s water consumption was monitored below average, which led to dehydration.(Yogen Shah)

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was admitted in Lilavati hospital on Wednesday morning, and while his wife Saira Banu said that his health was improving [on Thursday], reports started doing the rounds that his condition is deteriorating and he has been put on ventilator. However, their niece Shaheen Banu has confirmed that the doctors are just waiting for his dehydration level to go down and there is nothing to worry about.

“He is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the monitoring, otherwise he is okay. He is sitting on a chair and having normal lunch. He is not on ventilator. He is absolutely conscious, he walks in the room and even in the corridor with a little bit of help. He doesn’t even look like a patient. He is 94 and his water levels have to be normal; we can’t monitor things at home, so we had to bring him to the hospital,” says Shaheen, who is daughter of Saira’s brother Sultan Ahmed.

Shaheen Banu with daughter Sayyeshaa.

Shaheen, also adds that they had not thought of admitting Dilip in ICU initially.

“We had admitted him in a [normal] room but then we had to shift him to the ICU,so that IV fluid could be monitored better. He is being given IV fluid by the drip and he was not drinking enough water at home. We are just hoping that levels come to normal and he gets discharged soon,” Shaheen tells us.

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First Published: Aug 04, 2017 12:09 IST