Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee underwent his first plasmapheresis process on Thursday. Doctors treating the 85-year-old actor at a personal hospital in south Kolkata stated late within the night time that he was working fever but was stable.
Plasmapheresis is a course of through which the plasma is separated from the blood cells for 2 functions. The plasma is both changed or handled and injected again into the physique.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner was admitted on October 6 after he examined constructive for Covid-19. Chatterjee examined damaging on October 14 but his neurological system was affected by Covid encephalopathy. As a end result, Chatterjee’s situation drastically deteriorated over the previous two weeks. The famous actor is in a drowsy state.
Dr Arindam Kar, head of the staff of medical doctors treating Chatterjee, stated, “The first plasmapheresis went off well. There was no external bleeding. But in the afternoon we had some issues and did a CT scan. There were no abnormalities. As of now he is again stable. His heart beat rate went up a little. He has fever which was the reason for the deterioration in his condition. The fever could be due to the multiple transfusions which are required for plasmapheresis.”
“The actor’s lung, liver and other functions are stable. Plasmapheresis and standard dialysis will be repeated on alternate days. We will reanalyze his neurological condition,” Dr Kar added.
Earlier this week, the actor’s kidney features took a toll on his well being. He was placed on alternated dialysis to enhance the renal perform. The medical doctors subsequently determined to go for plasmapheresis and tracheotomy.
Tracheotomy is a medical process that entails creating a gap within the neck to position a tube inside a affected person’s windpipe to ease respiratory.
Chatterjee’s neurological perform, which is the principle concern of the medical doctors, has not improved.
On November 2, the medical doctors carried out a vascular surgical procedure and efficiently stopped an inside bleeding which was resulting in lack of hemoglobin.
Millions of individuals in Bengal and past have been praying for Chatterjee’s restoration ever since he was admitted in hospital.