Soumitra Chatterjee could be walking in a few days, says doctor


An archive photo of the fan club’s Soumitra Chatterjee (courtesy soumitrachattopadhyayo)

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  • Soumitra Chatterjee tested negative for COVID-19 last week
  • “The good thing is we made him sit on the bed,” the doctor said.
  • “We are also planning to read books to him,” he added.

New Delhi:

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who is currently admitted to Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata, is showing significant improvement on the health front, his doctor said on Monday. Doctors are also planning to have him walk with support in a few days, the PTI news agency reports. Dr Arindam Kar, who heads a team of doctors treating thespian, told the PTI news agency: “We are reasonably sure that he will recover from this deadly disease and within the next four to five days he will be in much better condition. ” Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to hospital on October 6 after testing positive for the virus the day before. The actor tested negative for COVID-19 last week.

Speaking of the veteran actor’s physiotherapy sessions, the doctor said, “We stepped up his physiotherapy to get him to improve quickly. We also gave him chest and limb therapy. Maybe in a few days. , we will start to make him walk with support. ”He also said the actor can now sit on the bed. He added: “We gave him higher doses of steroids and there were no complications. Hopefully his effect will be evident in the next few days. He also responded today. had crop growth. The good thing is we made him sit on the bed. “

The 85-year-old actor was also receiving music therapy at the hospital. The doctor added that the team would also read books at Soumitra Chatterjee, in order to help the psychological stimulation of the brain. “His music therapy is ongoing and we also plan to read books to him to make him feel better. It can help with psychological stimulation of the brain,” the doctor said.

During his six-decade long film career, Soumitra Chatterjee starred in some of the best Bengali movies like Apur Sansar, the latest in the Apu trilogy, and Sakha Prasakha. He has also starred in a number of films by iconic filmmakers like Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha. He is also a recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Prize. He made his debut in the 1959 Satyajit Ray film Apur Sansar. The iconic duo have made 14 films together, some of which Charulata, Devi, Teen Kanya, Ghare Baire, and Ganashatru to name a few.

(With contributions from the PTI press agency)


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