Actor Soumitra Chatterjee is still critical and is on ventilator support, said Arindam Kar, senior doctor, who is leading the medical team at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Hospital.
The veteran actor was put on ventilator with endotracheal intubation, which is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe through the mouth or nose.
“He is on a ventilator. His saturation is more than 95% with basic oxygen support and his X-Rays are stable,” Dr Kar said.
“As of now, his condition is definitely critical but we have been able to stabilise his parameters a little bit. His platelet count has not gone down from what it was yesterday. We have given him medicines to bring up that count. We are planning a blood transfusion later today, hopefully, that will improve his condition,” the doctor said.
The 85-year-old actor may also need to go through renal replacement therapy, he said. “His urea level has gone up and our nephrologist is looking into whether he will be requiring some sort of support in the form of renal replacement therapy.”
Talking about his mental status, Dr. Kar said: “We are also maintaining his neurological status and there has been no deterioration in his mental state.”
Chatterjee was shifted to ITU after his condition deteriorated, but after testing negative for the virus, he was shifted to a non-Covid ITU for treatment.
The veteran actor was admitted to the private hospital in Kolkata on October 6 after testing positive for Covid-19. He was shifted to ITU after his condition deteriorated, but after testing negative for the virus, he was shifted to a non-Covid ITU for treatment.
The Ghare Baire actor had recently resumed shooting for Parambrata Chatterjee’s Abhijan after the Bombay High Court allowed all persons above 65 years to work on film sets. The film is said to be the veteran actor’s biopic.