Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee‘s health condition has worsened. It has been reported that he has stopped responding to the treatment, and now has been put on ventilator support, his health condition deteriorated and oxygen support was less than 40 percent. The actor’s consciousness level has also dipped. A spokesperson of the Kolkata hospital where the actor has been admitted said that Chatterjee’s hemoglobin has gone down along with his platelet count. We had to protect his airways.
At 3 pm, we put soumitra chatterjee on ventilation support… His oxygen support is less than 40 percent, and there were increasing chances of aspiration, and secondary pneumonia.
He is not that well. His health condition has definitely deteriorated. The medical board took a consentient decision to protect his airway, and we did it by putting him on endotracheal intubation, the spokesperson said in a late-night audio statement.
According to Dr. Arindam Kar, who’s leading the team of doctors treating Soumitra Chatterjee, endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe through the mouth or nose.