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Soumitra Chatterjee in critical condition

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Published: 15:07, 26 October 2020  
Soumitra Chatterjee in critical condition

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition deteriorated to “very critical” on Sunday.

20 days after he was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, the celebrated actor is not conscious, his consciousness level has dipped and doctors may decide to put him on invasive devices for airway support.

Some doctors have quoted describing his condition as "very critical." The 85-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee may also undergo a procedure called plasmapheresis or plasma exchange that involves extracting a patient's blood to filter out the plasma components such as auto-antibodies in an attempt to reduce the attack on the patient's own body.

A board of neurologist and nephrologists is expected to take a decision on this today.

"We will again sit with the family because they have been primed and they have primarily agreed for it. We will take a call on two major issues, one is invasive every support to sustain things and plasmapheresis," Dr Arindam Kar, who is leading the medical team treating Mr Chatterjee, said Sunday evening.

"You all know he is not keeping well. His consciousness, despite all our efforts, is not improving. Rather it has gone down," Dr Kar added.


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