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Doctors considering tracheotomy on Soumitra Chatterjee to improve health

The doctors are also mulling to carry out plasmapheresis after consulting nephrologists

West Bengal | doctors

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Soumitra Chatterjee. Photo: Wikipedia
Soumitra Chatterjee. Photo: Wikipedia

treating Soumitra

Chatterjee are considering tracheotomy on the veteran actor, hoping that the surgery may improve his condition, a senior official said on Monday.

The are also mulling to carry out plasmapheresis after consulting nephrologists, he said.

"We may consider administrating tracheotomy on Wednesday. This may improve his condition," the official said.

A team of senior from the state health department visited Chatterjee at the private hospital and held elaborate discussions with the doctors treating him.

The actor has not experienced fever anymore, due to which doctors have stopped the antibiotics.

Chatterjee, who debuted in Satyajit Ray's masterpiece 'Apur Sansar', has been under treatment since the first week of October after testing positive for COVID-19.

He later tested negative for the infection but COVID- 19 encephalopathy set in and various other complications surfaced.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, November 09 2020. 23:44 IST