Legendary actor Abdur Razzak is not out of danger, the United Hospital has said.
The Independence Award-winning actor was still under intensive care as his respiratory troubles were yet to be over.
On Sunday night, Razzak’s younger son ‘Samrat’, quoting the doctors, told reporters that his father was out of danger.
The private hospital on Monday afternoon updated the media about the patient’s overall condition based on their observation until 2:30pm.
Dr. Shagufa Anwar, hospital spokesperson, said he was given artificial respiration to normalise the level of carbon dioxide in blood.
Razzak, fondly called as ‘Nayak Raj’ (king of heroes), is still active in showbiz.
The 73-year old was taken to the private health facility in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Friday.His health condition improved after primary treatment but the volume of carbon dioxide in his blood was increasing on Saturday.
“At one stage, he suffered severe respiratory troubles. With the advice of the doctors, he was given artificial respiration by ventilator at 11:30pm on Saturday,” Dr Anwar said.
A medical board was formed with the specialists of chest, heart and kidney diseases and of medicine on Sunday to look after Razzak.
He was given ventilation according to the board’s advice, she added.
Razzak had been suffering from heart troubles and his lungs were affected by excessive smoking, she said.
Dhaka North City Mayor Annisul Huq visited the hospital on Monday morning to get Razzak’s health update.
The matinee idol of yesteryear had started his career on television before making it to the silver screen in the 1960s.
Besides acting in and producing numerous films, Razzak has directed over 16 movies so far.
Bangladesh government three years ago gave him a lifetime achievement award. The actor also has nearly every award of the entertainment industry in his bag.
Source: Bd news24