Actor-screenwriter-director Sreenivasan was admitted to Ernakulam Medical Centre in Kochi after he complained of acute breathlessness on Wednesday morning.
Sreenivasan had trouble breathing while he was dubbing at Lal Media Studios, following which he was rushed to the hospital.
A statement issued by Ernakulam Medical Centre, dated January 30, says that the “patient is in the ICU with ventilatory support, hemodynamically stable.”
The full statement reads, “Actor Mr Sreenivasan, aged 62 years, presented to the emergency department of this hospital on 30.01.2019 at 9:46 am with complaints of acute breathlessness, following physical exertion. Patient was hemodynamically unstable on presentation, suggestive of Acute Left Ventricular Failure, warranting admission to Intensive Coronary Care Unite where he was intubated and ventilated in view of his poor oxygen saturation following persisting dysponea. He is being treated by a team of specialists consisting of Cardiologist, Intensivist, Anesthesiologist and Physician.”
The statement further reads, “Professional diagnosis: Accelerated hypertension, Acute LVF on a previously diagnosed patient with Hypertension, Diabetes, IHD, Old CVA. At present, patient is in the ICU with ventilatory support, hemodynamically stable.”
Sreenivasan has acted in more than 200 films and has written a slew of popular Malayalam films. His recent film as a writer was Njan Prakashan, which released during Christmas last year. The comedy film, starring Fahadh Faasil, was appreciated by critics and the audience alike. Directed by Sathyan Anthikad, the film was a hit at the Kerala box office.