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Suchitra Sen critical, surviving on oxygen support

Kolkata: Veteran actress Suchitra Sen continued to be in a critical condition today, surviving on oxygen support and intravenous feeding, doctors attending on her said.The 82-year-old actress has been put on BIPAP therapy through an
India TV News Desk January 12, 2014 23:51 IST
India TV News Desk
Kolkata: Veteran actress Suchitra Sen continued to be in a critical condition today, surviving on oxygen support and intravenous feeding, doctors attending on her said.

The 82-year-old actress has been put on BIPAP therapy through an endotracheal tube to control her oxygen saturation level in blood, a medical bulletin issued by the Belle Vue Clinic, where she is admitted since December 23, said.

Her low food intake has made her weak, the doctors said, adding they have intensified her nutrition therapy and are feeding her through an intravenous tube.

“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 last evening following severe breathlessness, her medical condition has now stabilised and her heart rate and blood pressure are also stable.