"Might Consider Tracheotomy On Soumitra Chatterjee," Says Doctor

"This may improve his condition," said the doctor treating the veteran actor

'Might Consider Tracheotomy On Soumitra Chatterjee,' Says Doctor

A file photo of Soumitra Chatterjee from fan-club (courtesy soumitrachattopadhyayo)


  • The actor was admitted to Kolkata's hospital in October
  • The actor had tested positive for coronavirus in October
  • He tested negative for COVID-19 a few weeks ago

Doctors treating Soumitra Chatterjee are considering tracheotomy on the veteran actor, hoping that the surgery may improve his condition, a senior official said on Monday. The doctors are also mulling to carry out plasmapheresis after consulting nephrologists, he said.

"We may consider administrating tracheotomy on Wednesday. This may improve his condition," the official said. A team of senior doctors from the state health department visited Soumitra Chatterjee at the private hospital and held elaborate discussions with the doctors treating him.

The actor has not experienced fever anymore, due to which doctors have stopped the antibiotics. Soumitra Chatterjee, who debuted in Satyajit Ray's masterpiece Apur Sansar, has been under treatment since the first week of October after testing positive for COVID-19.


He later tested negative for the infection but COVID-19 encephalopathy set in and various other complications.

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