Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s condition is reportedly stable now. Doctors treating him at the Lilavati Hospital told PTI News that he’s being treated for his kidneys.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar being treated for kidney problems: Hospital.
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 4, 2017
Doctors gave an update of the actor’s condition this morning, stating that he is not on ventilator support and his condition is improving.
Reports till Thursday night said that the actor’s condition had worsened ever since he was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday. There were some updates that the actor had been put on ventilator support.
His wife Saira Banu’s niece Shaheen Banu (mother of Vanamagan actress Sayyeshaa Saigal) tweeted photos of the actor in the hospital this afternoon. Dilip Kumar, whose real name is Yusuf, is sitting and appearing stable albeit weaker than usual. Shaheen reassured her followers on Twitter that the actor was getting better, contrary to reports.
Yusuf uncle right now in Leelavati. Please do not believe people who are seeking publicity via a vis wrong information. pic.twitter.com/ocVY2mfwFk
— Shaheen (@ShhaheenAhmeed) August 4, 2017
According to a DNA report, until yesterday, the 94-year-old actor’s kidneys had been failing, showing no signs of improvement.
“His kidney functions have not improved. On the contrary, it has worsened. He is on the ventilator. We will be able to give a proper briefing in the morning,” said pulmonologist Dr Jalil Parkar, late last evening.
The actor was admitted in the hospital after he complained of dehydration and urinary problems. He was soon shifted to the ICU. Speaking to The Times of India, Dr Ajaykumar Pandey, the Vice-President of Lilavati Hospital, said that his condition was closely being monitored before he undergoes dialysis.
While a source told TOI that his condition hasn’t improved owing to his creatinine levels in the kidneys rising, his wife Saira Banu, however, told PTI News that he has gotten better. “He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in hospital. The doctors here are taking good care of him,” she had said on Thursday evening.
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