Veteran actress Suchitra Sen critical, surviving on oxygen support

Kolkata, Jan.13: Veteran Bollywood and Bengali actress Suchitra Sen continued to be in critical condition at a Kolkata hospital on Monday.

Doctors said that the 82-year-old actress is surviving on oxygen support and intravenous feeding.

They, however, said that her heart rate and blood pressure are stable.

The actress though conscious, is surviving on constant oxygen support through endotracheal tube.

A medical bulletin issued by Belle Vue Clinic, where she has been admitted since December 23 following a respiratory tract infection, said Sen is on BIPAP therapy through an endotracheal tube after which her oxygen saturation level in blood and other ancillary blood reports are satisfactory.

Doctors attending to her said after a sudden deterioration in her health 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.

A three-member medical panel consisting of Dr.Dhiman Ganguli, Dr. Pawan Agarwal and Dr. Sunil Baran Roy, besides senior physician Sukumar Mukherjee is attending to her. Critical care specialist Dr Subrata Maitra is overseeing the case.

Sen’s daughter Moon Moon Sen, a Bengali actress and her grand daughter actresses Riya and Raima are at the hospital as well.

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. (ANI)