Veteran actress Suchitra Sen is still in critical condition though conscious and is surviving on constant oxygen support through endotracheal tube.
A medical bulletin issued by Belle Vue Clinic, where she
is admitted since December 23 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 and other ancillary blood reports are
Doctors attending her said after a sudden deterioration
last 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
The medical team stayed overnight at the hospital to
monitor the health of their star patient. Ms Sen's daughter Moon
Moon Sen, a Bengali actress and mother to starlets Riya and
Raima, has also been staying at the hospital for very long
Security cover was increased at the hospital by Kolkata
Police as fans are anxious to get a glimpse of the yesteryear
star, who has not been seen in public for the last three
Ms Sen was the first Indian actress to win the best actress
award internationally at the Moscow Film Festival.
She had starred in memorable Hindi films like Devdas,
Aandhi and Saat Paake Bandha, Agnipariksha, Saptapadi
and Deep Jwele Jai in Bengali.