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Tracheostomy postponed, Soumitra Chatterjee being checked on by govt doctors in Kolkata

Soumitra Chatterjee’s tracheostomy procedure was postponed due to his weak health, In addition, a team of government expert doctors visited him on Monday, analysed his reports and advised on further treatment.
Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition has remained the same over the last 24 hours, confirmed Dr Arindam Kar. The 85-year-old veteran actor has no signs of major development or deterioration. Earlier, sources from Kolkata’s Belle Veu Nursing Home had said that Soumitra might have a tracheostomy on Monday. However, the procedure was postponed considering his weak health. In addition, a team of five government expert doctors visited Soumitra Chatterjee on Monday, and after analysing his reports, advised on further treatment. Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the private hospital in Kolkata on October 6 after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Soumitra Chatterjee was supposed to have a tracheostomy on Monday. In addition, there was also a plan for plasmapheresis. But considering the 85-year-old’s physical condition, both these have been postponed for now.
Confirming the same Dr Arindam Kar told Zee 24 Ghanta, “Tracheostomy may be done on Wednesday. Today, government specialist doctors said that it is better to have a tracheostomy. If his physical condition is better, plasmapheresis may be done this weekend. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) test and an electroencephalogram (EEG) test will also be done. The veteran actor has 100 per cent ventilator support. His health has not improved or deteriorated in the last 24 hours.”
A team of five government specialist doctors, including Professor Ashutosh Mukherjee, Biman Roy and Manotosh Sutradhar, among others, arrived at the Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata to check up on Soumitra Chatterjee. The examination went on for about two long hours, where all the documents of Soumitra’s treatment were checked. The team of doctors also spoke to the doctors in charge of Soumitra Chatterjee’s treatment at the private hospital, along with the hospital authorities and Soumitra Chatterjee’s daughter.
The team of government specialist doctors also advised on what to do going ahead for the betterment of Soumitra Chatterjee’s health. They looked at all the aspects and gave advice on more than one issue.
According to Belle Vue authorities, there’s been no major change in Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition. His health, fortunately, has been stable through the last four days, and doctors are considering that as a good sign.
Tracheostomy is a method used to deliver more oxygen to the lungs. Here, through a surgical procedure, an incision is made on the anterior aspect of the neck in order to place a tube into a person’s windpipe. The tube is inserted through a cut in the neck below the vocal cords. This allows air to enter the lungs. Normally, this may be a temporary or a permanent procedure.
Soumitra Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on October 6 and was admitted to the private hospital in Kolkata. Though he soon tested negative, his health started deteriorating as Covid-19 encephalopathy set in and complications due to comorbidities surfaced.
Soumitra Chatterjee had made his debut in Bangla cinema with Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sangsar or The World Of Apu.

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