A team of doctors who supervised his treatment told the media today that the 84-year-old made a good recovery. In fact, he was moved from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward in three days.
“He was critical when he arrived at the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia in the background of COPD,” said Dr Arindam Mukherjee of Ruby Hospital.
“We initially thought he may need to be put on a ventilator but he eventually did not need any intervention,” he added.
Mr Chatterjee has been advised to come back from a check-up after two weeks.
“He takes an influenza vaccine each year. He will need to use some inhalers. He is a legend but age is a factor that has to be kept in mind,” said Dr Sunil Banerjee, also a friend of the actor.