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Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition ‘very critical’: Doctors

Soumitra Chatterjee is not responding to treatment and his platelet count has dropped further in the last 24 hours, a doctor at the hospital said.

Soumitra Chatterjee, soumitra chatterjee health update, soumitra chatterjee healthSoumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo: Express Archive)

The health condition of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee deteriorated to “very critical” on Sunday, doctors treating him at a private hospital here said.

A doctor at the facility said the 85-year-old thespian is not responding to treatment and his platelet count has dropped further in the last 24 hours.

“There is a deterioration in his neurological condition and he has very little consciousness. He is not responding to treatment. His condition is very critical,” a senior doctor at the hospital told PTI.

Asked whether the thespian has gone into a coma, the doctor said the medical practitioners are “evaluating the patient’s current condition.”

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It was learnt that the level of urea and sodium in his blood has further gone up. The octogenarian’s COVID-19 encephalopathy has also deteriorated, the doctor said.

Encephalopathy is a general term to describe a disease that affects the function or structure of the brain.

The actor’s age and comorbidities are a matter of concern for the doctors.

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“His organs like lungs and heart are working well and his blood pressure is normal but his consciousness is a cause of concern,” he said.

Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Chatterjee had tested negative for the infection last week after which he was shifted to a non-COVID ITU.

First published on: 25-10-2020 at 15:22 IST
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