BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee‘s health condition has worsened and he has been put on invasive ventilator with endotracheal intubation to help him breathe. The 85-year-old actor’s platelet count has gone down and his kidneys have also been impacted. According to doctors, endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe through the mouth or nose.
Soumitra has developed infection in his lungs, which may indicate the onset of fresh pneumonia. The legendary actor has been admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on October 6, a day after he tested positive for COVID-19. However, soon he was shifted to ITU after he developed coronavirus encephalopathy. The medical board formed for the Apur Sansar actor said that the Covid encephalopathy is impacting his health, and keeping him barely conscious. The urea and creatinine levels have gone up.
“We had to protect his airways. At 3 pm, we put him on ventilation support. His oxygen support is less than 40 per cent, and there were increasing chances of aspiration and secondary pneumonia. He is not that well. His health condition has definitely deteriorated. The medical board took a unanimous decision to protect his airway, and we did it by putting him on endotracheal intubation,” said the spokesperson of the hospital in an audio statement.
With inputs from PTI