Veteran Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Still Critical: Sources

Soumitra Chatterjee is undergoing treatment for COVID encephalopathy.

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Soumitra Chatterjee is undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee is still serious, sources have told The Quint. "The virus has affected Soumitra Chatterjee's brain. He is apparently showing aggression and forgetting things. Another round of plasma therapy is on. However, his lungs are fine. He has been put on ventilator to give his lungs some rest", sources added.

Recently, Chatterjee had received a second shot of plasma therapy at Kolkata's Belle Vue Clinic, where he is undergoing treatment for COVID encephalopathy, as per a report by Times of India.

Hospital sources told the publication that Soumitra Chatterjee remained 'restless, confused and barely rousable' throughout Sunday (11 October). The actor had also been suffering from an Ecoli infection and intermittent fever.

Chatterjee was hospitalised on Tuesday, 6 October, after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Reportedly, Chatterjee was unwell for a few days before being hospitalised, and was suffering from fever. He was shooting for a documentary titled Abhijan, directed by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay. He had attended the shoot floor at Bharatlaxmi Studio on 1 October.

Chatterjee had symptochronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related problem. Last year, he had suffered a bout of pneumonia and was admitted to a hospital for a few days.

(With inputs from Times of India)

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