Veteran Actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s Condition Worsens, Put on Ventilator

The health condition of Indian Veteran Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who was infected with Coronavirus, has deteriorated. He has been given ventilation support, according to Belview Nursing Home sources, reports Anandabazar.

The 85-year-old Bengali actor was admitted to the hospital after his Covid-19 test came positive last Tuesday (October 6).

In a medical bulletin issued by the hospital authorities Monday evening, he was also being treated for some mental disturbances and anxiety. But late at night, medical sources said, he suffered from fever and infection in the chest. 

Soumitra’s condition has started to deteriorate since Friday. He was given plasma therapy twice last Saturday night. On Monday another plasma therapy was given.

On Monday, the infection was detected when a CT scan of Soumitra’s lung was carried out. The infection was also detected in his urethra, Belview Nursinghome CEO Pradeep Tandon has said. The Indian government has also appointed two government experts for his treatment. A 16-member medical team has been formed to treat Soumitra.

Doctors on Monday said he was given maximum oxygen. When his health condition deteriorated at night, doctors began to think about giving him ventilation. Although his daughter Paulmi Basu informed that her father’s condition is better, but the crisis did not go away.

Hospital sources said he will be put on a tube today (Tuesday). This protection is being provided to prevent brain problems from entering the respiratory tract instead of food, drinking, or food. This tube can be used for re-ventilation if necessary. Doctors also said that besides Coronavirus, the treatment of his other diseases is urgent.

Soumitra fell ill after shooting a biopic on September 30.

Soumitra was born on 19 January 1935 in Krishnanagar in the district of Riveria in India’s West Bengal. He studied at Howrah District School, Scottish Church College, City College in Kolkata, and the University of Calcutta.

This Aspect of Bengali Film won the highest state honor of Indian film organ in 2012, the Dada Saheb Falke Award. Besides, he has received many awards from abroad. Among them is the Légion d’honneur award. He received various awards including the National Film Award of India, the Academy of Music Drama Award, the Film Fair Award.


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