Sunday, September 6, 2020

S P Balasubrahmanyam responsive and continues to show clinical progress: Hospital

CHENNAI: Playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in MGM Healthcare in Chennai, is showing clinical progress, said a medical bulletin issued by the hospital on Thursday.

The singer is still on ventilator and ECMO support in the intensive care unit and his current clinical condition is stable, said the bulletin, issued by hospital assistant director (medical services) Dr Anuradha Baskaran.
“He is conscious, responsive and continues to show clinical progress. He is being closely monitored by our multidisciplinary clinical team,” she said.

Later, his son singer and producer S P Charan said he was expecting some good news about SPB by the weekend. His father’s health condition has remained stable for the fourth consecutive day, he said in a video message on the social media page. “With god’s blessings, all your prayers, and the good wishes of so many people from around the world, I am hoping that by Monday there should be some good news,” he said.

On Monday (August 31), the hospital said he participates in active physiotherapy, which is a step up from passive methods which he was undergoing. (Active physiotherapy involves the patient stretching muscles and moving joints, with or without the aid of a physiotherapist.)

The 74-year-old singer was hospitalised on August 5 with mild Covid-19 symptoms. His condition deteriorated on August 13. On Friday, he wrote “Love you all” on a paper, bringing smiles on the faces of doctors and nurses taking care of him.

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