SPB stable, undergoing passive physiotherapy, says hospital

The 74-year-old veteran singer is on ventilator and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in the ICU

SP Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5 after he tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Facebook

Playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam is stable and undergoing passive physiotherapy, the hospital treating him for COVID-19 said on Friday (August 28).

The 74-year-old veteran singer continued to be on ventilator and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the statement released by MGM Healthcare said.

“His current clinical condition is stable. He is conscious, responsive and participating in passive physiotherapy. He continues to be closely monitored by our multidisciplinary clinical team,” Assistant Director, Medical Services of MGM Healthcare, Dr Anuradha Baskaran said in the statement.

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SPB’s son SP Charan said in a video message on Instagram, “My father is progressing slowly towards good health. There is improvement in his lungs, better than yesterday and day before. So, it’s all positive signs. The doctors are very confident.”

The renowned singer was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

He was put on ventilator and ECMO support, a heart-lung assistance machine, after his health condition worsened a few days ago. He has been recovering steadily since then.

Wishes for Balasubrahmanyam’s speedy recovery have been pouring in from all over the country and parts of the world.

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