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Soumitra Chatterjee critical but stable

Soumitra Chatterjee remained critical but stable on Wednesday as he continued to be on ventilator support and his haemoglobin and platelet counts remained on the lower side.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: November 5, 2020 9:10:03 am
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the medical facility on October 6 after testing positive for COVID-19 (Photo: Express Archive)

The condition of iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee remained critical but stable on Wednesday as he continued to be on ventilator support and his haemoglobin and platelet counts remained on the lower side.

Chattrejee’s neurological condition also remained the same and he was not administered dialysis as his urea and creatinine levels have come down, one of the doctors, attending on him at a private hospital in the city, said in a statement late Wednesday evening.

“It was not that topsy turvy day for the medical board (treating Chatterjee). There has been no new change in Chatterjee’s organ functions and the ventilator support remains the same. His liver and organ functions remain okay. However his haemoglobin level and platelet counts (are) on the lower side,” he said.

The low haemoglobin and platelet count is probably due to multiple transfusion and blood loss, the doctor added.

The nephrology review board will Thursday discuss about giving him the long time kidney support while the neuro board will deliberate on long term air management. Though the secondary infection of the octogenarian actor is on the decline, the infectious disease review board will meet to discuss future medication on the actor.

The Dada Saheb Phalke awardee had been admitted to the medical facility on October 6 after testing positive for COVID-19.

Soumitra Chatterjee, who debuted in Satyajit Ray’s masterpiece Apur Sansar, had tested negative days after admission but COVID-19 encephalopathy set in and various other complications surfaced.

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