Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee To Be Discharged From Hospital Today

Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee To Be Discharged From Hospital Today

Soumitra Chatterjee has been advised to come back from a check-up after two weeks (File)

 

KOLKATA: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee is heading home today after spending a week in a Kolkata hospital, where he was admitted with pneumonia and multiple-organ dysfunction.

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.