Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition critical, stops responding to treatments

Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition has worsened to a “very critical” state. The thespian was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on October 6 after being tested positive for COVID-19. While doctors were confident about his recovery last week, they now have no other option but to put him on invasive devices to ease his airway. The 85-year-old actor is also not responding to any treatment and apart from his dropped platelet count his kidneys are also not working.

Doctors are pondering over a process called plasmapheresis. In this process the blood plasma gets filtered out or exchanged. Neurologists and nephrologists are now planning on their next action. Soumitra is also suffering from secondary pneumonia.

The veteran actor’s consciousness is not improving as well. While oxygen support is on, treatment for dehydration is also going on. The kidneys are not working properly. His urea and creatinine levels have increased. A senior doctor from the hospital has revealed his overall condition has worsened and in a very critical condition. The neurological condition has also deteriorated which again a major concern for the doctors.

The critically acclaimed actor had to be put on ventilator protecting his airways on Monday evening since his haemoglobin level and platelet count went down.