Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been showing significant improvement for the last couple of days and he might recover in the next few days, feel the doctors at a private hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment, according to Indian agencies.
It was learnt from the hospital sources that Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan enquired about Chatterjee’s health via his doctor when he went to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai for a review.Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he tested positive for the virus.
The actor tested negative for COVID-19 last week. The doctors have given him higher doses of steroids and there have been no complications.
The doctors are planning to make him walk with support in a few days, sources in the hospital said. "We are reasonably sure he will recover in the next 4-5 days and his health condition will be much better. We have intensified his physiotherapy so that he improves quickly. We have also given him chest and limb therapy. Maybe, in a couple of days, we will start making him walk with support," a senior doctor of the medical team said on Monday.
The doctors at the hospital may also read out books to him for a psychological stimulation of the brain. Music therapy is also being applied on the 84-year-old thespian.