Soumitra Chatterjee put on ventilator
Published: 05:56 PM, 13 October 2020 Updated: 05:56 PM, 13 October 2020
Veteran West Bengal actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been put on ventilator on Monday night after his health deteriorated.
The actor has been undergoing treatment at a Kolkata hospital after being tested positive for Covid-19 on October 6.
Hindustan Times reported that he had a new onset fever on Monday which has become a matter of concern for his doctors. A team of 15 doctors are overseeing Chatterjee at the hospital.
Earlier on Friday evening, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan winner had to be shifted to the ITU after his condition worsened. He 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.