A file photograph of Soumitra Chatterjee from fan-club (courtesy soumitrachattopadhyayo)

Highlights

  • “He would not have any corona-related lung points,” mentioned the physician
  • “The one downside we face is his consciousness,” the physician added
  • The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital after he examined constructive

Kolkata:

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s well being situation is enhancing steadily and the octogenarian is talking just a few phrases, opening his eyes in addition to responding to verbal instructions, medical doctors mentioned on Sunday. The thespian’s oxygen saturation has been constant, his organs are functioning usually and all different parameters are effective, they mentioned. “Mr Chatterjee is doing effective and steadily enhancing however we now have some methods to go for his full restoration and going again house. He would not have any corona-related lung points. Now we have decreased the oxygen requirement as he’s nonetheless holding on to his saturation which is above 96 per cent to 99 per cent,” Dr Arindam Kar, main the workforce of medical doctors to deal with the veteran actor on the medical facility, mentioned.

In keeping with the physician, Soumitra Chatterjee being drowsy is their solely concern in the meanwhile. “The one downside that we face is his consciousness. He’s presently drowsy however fully arousable. He’s responding to verbal instructions. He’s making an attempt to recognise individuals, intent of speech however he’s solely talking some phrases. We’re additionally involved about his age and the omorbidities he’s having,” Dr Kar mentioned.

The veteran actors’s daughter Poulomi Basu mentioned “Baba (father) is enhancing and his very important parameters are okay however we’re informed that medical doctors are engaged on his neurological aspect which wants enchancment.”

Soumitra Chatterjee remains to be made to hearken to music of his alternative and on Saturday night he communicated together with his daughter when she visited him on the hospital, the physician mentioned. The actor has developed no new issues and has no fever, he added.

“We’re fairly positive that he’ll get well from this lethal illness and within the coming 4 to 5 days he will likely be in a significantly better state,” the physician added. The critically acclaimed actor, who has the uncommon distinction of getting labored with maestros like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha and Tarun Mazumdar, was admitted to the hospital in Kolkata on October 6 after he examined constructive for COVID-19. He needed to be shifted to the ITU after his situation deteriorated. Soumitra Chatterjee examined unfavourable for COVID-19 on Wednesday after which he was shifted to a non-COVID ITU for therapy.

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