Soumitra Chatterjee, COVID-19 Positive, Still In "Confused State," Say Doctors

A team of 15 doctors is overseeing Soumitra Chatterjee at the hospital.

Soumitra Chatterjee, COVID-19 Positive, Still In 'Confused State,' Say Doctors

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

Highlights

  • "Mr Chatterjee is still in a confused state," said doctors
  • The actor was admitted to the hospital on October 6
  • He had to be shifted to the ITU as his condition turned critical
Kolkata:

The health condition of veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee continued to be "critical" on Wednesday, though his parameters are normal, doctors attending to the thespian said.

The 85-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee is in a "confused state", they said.

"Stable. Slept well. All parameters normal. Sodium high only. But critical," they said.

The legendary Bengali actor has been suffering from fever since Sunday afternoon, following which doctors are now planning to conduct another test on Wednesday to check whether it is due to the COVID-19 infection.

"Mr Chatterjee is still in a confused state which is progressive in nature with COVID-related encephalopathy and metabolic encephalopathy. He continues to be restless, arousable and has mild agitation and involuntary limb movements but no focal or generalised seizure event occurred," they said.

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The critically acclaimed actor, who has the rare distinction of having worked with maestros like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha and Tarun Mazumdar, was admitted to a private hospital here on October 6 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

He had to be shifted to the ITU as his condition turned critical. A team of 15 doctors is overseeing him at the hospital.

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