Soumitra Chatterjee receives first round of dialysis; condition continues to remain very critical

A battle with his health continues brewing for Bengali legend, Soumitra Chatterjee. He is not conscious since last week and his condition is “very critical.”  The doctors who are treating him conducted the first round of dialysis on Wednesday.

A doctor at the medical facility, where the actor currently is, spoke about his health and said :

“The first session of dialysis on Mr. Chatterjee was successful and there were no episodes of blood pressure fluctuations. The dialysis normalised most of his health parameters and other renal functions. However, his condition remains very critical.”

While he is not having any fresh fever, the actor is suffering from secondary pneumonia. The only good news is that his lung infections are more or less stable and his ventilator parameter is also good.

The Bengali actor who starred in 14 Satyajit Ray films, is the first Indian actor to receive Ordre des Arts et des Lettres– France’s highest civilian award. He is also the winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Soumitra Chatterjee contracted COVID-19 on October 6 but he tested negative after a week. However, since then, his health has gone downhill. He is at a private hospital in Kolkata. Prayers are currently going all over India for his recovery.

May the actor respond well to the treatment and may he recover from it fast.