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Suchitra Sen on oxygen support

Legendary actress Suchitra Sen is still in critical condition though she is conscious and is surviving on constant oxygen support through endotracheal tube.

The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the ailing star yet again on Sunday evening. A medical bulletin issued by the  Belle Vue Clini, where she is admitted since 23 December following a respiratory tract infection, said, ‘The 82-year-old actress is on BIPAP therapy through an endotracheal tube after which her oxygen saturation level in blood is satisfactory.’ 

‘Her condition is stable but she is not out of danger. Pulse and blood pressure levels are under control’, said Dr Subrata Maitra, who is leading the team of doctors treating Sen. Doctors attending her said after a sudden deterioration on Saturday evening, her medical condition has now stabilised and her heart rate and blood pressure are also stable. Her low food intake has made her weak and the doctors have intensified her nutrition therapy.

The veteran actress has also been seen by Dr Dhiman Ganguli, Dr Pawan Agarwal and Dr Sunil Baran Roy. Besides senior physician Sukumar Mukherjee was also consulted by the medical board led by critical care specialist Dr Subrata Maitra.

The medical team stayed overnight at the hospital to monitor the health of their star patient. Sen’s daughter Moon Moon Sen, a Bengali actress and mother to actors Riya and Raima, has also been staying at the hospital for very long hours.

Security cover was increased at the hospital by Kolkata Police as fans are anxious to get a glimpse of the star, who has not been seen in public for the last three decades.

‘A patient who is in the ITU (Intensive Treatment Unit) and on constant oxygen support cannot be stated to be out of danger,’ critical care specialist Dr Subarata Maitra told reporters.

Doctors, however, said after a sudden deterioration of her health on Saturday evening following severe breathlessness, her medical condition has now stabilised and her heart rate and blood pressure are also stable.
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