Soumitra Chatterjee’s daughter says actor is doing ‘marginally better’

Updated on Oct 14, 2020 10:39 AM IST

The health of actor Soumitra Chatterjee deteriorated on Tuesday morning and he was put on ventilator. His daughter has now said that he is doing marginally better. He tested positive for the coronavirus on October 6.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s health deteriorates.
Soumitra Chatterjee’s health deteriorates.
By, New Delhi

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s daughter Poulami Bose has said that her father is doing ‘marginally better. The actor had tested positive for Covid-19 on October 6 and has been hospitalised at a Kolkata hospital since then.

“My father is doing marginally better ... he is slightly more stable... there has been improvement if only 1%... he was removed from BI- PAP support this morning of now the doctors are not considering invasive ventilation . Thank you all for your prayers and love. It’s not possible to answer or reply to everyone individually.... please try and understand that I’m also human,” his daughter said.

On Monday, he had a new onset fever which has become a matter of concern for his doctors. A team of 15 doctors are overseeing Chatterjee at the hospital. He had to be shifted to the ITU after his condition worsened on Friday evening. The Padma Bhushan winner is also suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“His neurological condition is as before, just like it was 48 hours ago. He is barely arousable, drowsy, very jittery and confused,” a doctor said Monday. “We are still very hopeful because most of his organs are functioning normally and the corona part is also not very severe,” he said adding an MRI conducted on him earlier in the day does not show any structural defect.

On October 6, Poulami Bose had said, “He is stable. He had a fever in the last few days. We wanted to admit him as a precautionary measure since he has multiple comorbidities.”

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