Sen was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated two days back at the critical care unit of a city nursing home.

Though her oxygen saturation has improved since Friday, it still needs ‘continuous monitoring’, said the latest medical bulletin.

"Because her health condition is fluctuating...we can't say that she is out of danger yet," said Subrata Maitra, member of the team of seven experts monitoring Sen at the Belle Vue Clinic here.

Sen's breathing problem worsened on Friday with her oxygen saturation dipping thereby necessitating the ventilator support. Though her condition stabilized on Saturday, owing to the continuously fluctuating oxygen saturation she was put on intermittent non-invasive ventilation.

"She remains conscious but little weak," said the release.

"Her other vital parameters like heart rate and blood pressure are stable," said the release.

"We are thinking of ending the course of antibiotics. Our aim is to clear the fluids and secretions that have accumulated in the respiratory tract," said Maitra.

The 82-year-old actress was undergoing treatment for a chest infection at the nursing home since December 23 and was taken to the CCU after her condition worsened on December 28.

She is known for her performances in films like "Deep Jwele Jaai" and "Uttar Falguni" in Bengali as well as Hindi movies such as "Devdas", "Bombai Ka Babu" and "Mamta". She won the best actress award for "Saat Paake Bandha" at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963.

The mother of actress Moon Moon Sen quit acting in 1978. Since her retirement, she meets only a few people, including her daughter as well as granddaughters Raima and Riya Sen.

Fortunate to meet Suchitra Sen, pray for her: Mamata

Overwhelmed at the rare opportunity of meeting ailing Suchitra Sen on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to ‘pray for her early recovery and good health’.

"I am undoubtedly fortunate enough to get an opportunity to meet her in person. I am overwhelmed and proud to meet the legendary actress whose films we had seen so many times. It is an emotional moment," Banerjee said on her Facebook page.

"I find that she is improving gradually. Let us all pray to God for her early recovery and good health,” she said.

Banerjee had on January 3 visited the Belle Vue Clinic where Sen is undergoing treatment. However, the Trinamool Congress supremo restricted her visit to the doctors and Sen's daughter Moon Moon to respect the actress's well-known insistence on privacy.

"Later on, when she became a little stable, and came to know that I visited the nursing home to enquire about her health, she expressed her desire to meet me. Dr. (Subrata) Maitra communicated her desire and accordingly I rushed to the hospital and met her for about 25 minutes today. I also met Moon Moon Sen, Raima Sen, Dr. Maitra and others,” Banerjee said.

"Everyone knows that she has kept herself away from public view for more than 30 years. She is not even meeting anyone now,” she added.


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