Soumitra Chatterjee tests negative for COVID-19, says hospital


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

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  • Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to hospital on October 6
  • He tested positive for the virus on October 5
  • Her condition has “relatively improved,” the hospital said on Wednesday

New Delhi:

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, tested negative for COVID-19 and his condition has “relatively improved”, said the Kolkata hospital where he was admitted after contracting the virus. The actor is currently on “occasional oxygen” but he “responds to verbal commands,” said the Belle Vue clinic where he is admitted, adding that he had not had a fever for the past 24 hours. Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to hospital on October 6, after having tested positive for the virus the day before. Earlier today, a Belle Vue Clinic medical bulletin said the veteran actor was “stable and critical” and added that his parameters were normal other than sodium.

“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, excited and has slight restlessness and involuntary movements of the limbs, but none. focal or generalized seizure event has not occurred, ” the hospital said on Wednesday, PTI news agency reported.

Since being admitted to hospital, the actor has also received plasma therapy two days later.

Soumitra Chatterjee’s daughter Poulami Bose posted a note on Facebook on Tuesday after an image of the actor lying in his hospital bed went viral on social media. In his message, she called on everyone to give the actor “the privacy and respect he so well deserves”. An excerpt from his post read: “In the midst of this time of enormous anxiety for the health of my COVID-afflicted father, we are extremely upset, sad and heartbroken to find unauthorized photos of him from the ICU and his medical bulletin widely shared on social networks. Please give him the privacy and respect he so well deserves. Please do not share this image / information and do not listen or indulge in rumor. “

Three days after the admission of Soumitra Chatterjee to the hospital, transferred from the general division to intensive care after developing encephalopathy linked to COVID-19. His condition subsequently worsened and a team of 15 doctors was set up to monitor and treat him. On Monday, he received respiratory assistance with a non-rebreather mask (NRBM).

Soumitra Chatterjee, during his six-decade film career, worked in critically acclaimed Bengali films and collaborated with iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray on films like Apur Sansar, Charulata, Devi, Teen Kanya, Ghare Baire, and Ganashatru.


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