Balasubrahmanyam, the singer, continues to be on ventilator

20th September 2020

20th September 2020

Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam continues to be on life-support system after testing “negative” for Covid-19 but still being treated at a Chennai hospital.

“He has started oral food intake and has been practicing physiotherapy," said his son, producer-director S P Charan, in a video message on Saturday. However, the 74-year-old singer is still on ventilator.

S P Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to Chennai's MGM Healthcare hospital on August 5 after he tested positive for the virus. He had mild symptoms when he was taken to hospital. His condition subsequently worsened but since then he has tested negative.

Said his son in the message: "Appa continues to be stable. He continues to be on ventilator. All his other parameters are normal, there's no infection. His saturation levels are good, all of that looks fine. There's still some improvement needed in his lungs, his breathing and his strength. He is doing physiotherapy; he is able to sit up."

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