Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition shows marginal improvement but still remains critical

Soumitra Chatterjee who is undergoing treatment for the past three weeks at a private hospital in Kolkata is now showing ‘marginal improvement’. However, doctors have revealed it’s still a ‘long way to go’ and ‘it remains a critical case’.

On Thursday, his second dialysis was done and there’s no further gastrointestinal bleeding. His haemoglobin had gone down for a while and doctors went for two units of blood transfusion.

The 85-year-old thespian’s platelet counts are stable for the time being and no platelet transfusion is being done right now as the count is slowly increasing and there is no temperature as well. The antibiotic is also seemingly working.

According to the latest medical bulletin, there’s no increment in oxygen requirement while the ventilation is running good. The blood parameters that showed infection has improved marginally and considering his consciousness part, Chatterjee opened his eyes but failed to respond to verbal commands. However, his urine output seems to be normal now.

On October 5, the veteran actor had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to hospital the next day. Since then he is suffering from several co-morbidity issues. Incidentally, he had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) issues and also suffered from pneumonia in 2019.