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Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 10, 2017, 2:45 am IST
Updated : Aug 10, 2017, 2:45 am IST

His health started showing improvement since Monday after he was kept in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Dilip Kumar was discharged on Wednesday from  privately-run Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.
 Dilip Kumar was discharged on Wednesday from privately-run Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.

Mumbai: Bollywood's veteran actor Dilip Kumar (94) was discharged on Wednesday from Bandra's privately run Lilavati Hospital after receiving treatment for dehydration and a urinary tract infection. Mr Kumar was rushed to the hospital a week ago, on Wednesday evening, after he complained of dehydration and kidney problems.

His health started showing improvement since Monday after he was kept in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

 

Lilavati Hospital's CEO, Dr Ravi Shankar, said, "Kumar sahab has shown speedy recovery and is ready to go home. He is discharged. He is taking his food and his bowels are also clear." When asked about his creatinine and potassium levels, Dr Ravishankar said, "There is nothing to worry about as his creatinine levels have come down to normal range. He has been advised to rest."

The actor's wife, veteran Bollywood actress Saira Banu tweeted on Wednesday, "By the grace of Allah, Dilip sahab is under the care of Dr Nitin Gokhale, Dr Arun Shah of Lilavati Hospital and his personal family physicians Dr. R.C. Sharma and Dr. S. Gokhale, along with the able input of Dr. S. D. Bapat." She further tweeted, "This excellent team has given the green signal to take him home today. My gratitude to fans, friends for prayers, doctors for their expert treatment, hospital staff and his personal attendants for all the care. It is the Almighty God's will and benevolence that I wish to acknowledge in all humility and gratitude."

 

The 94-year-old actor has been facing medical complications in recent years. In April last year, he was hospitalised with fever and nausea. In December, he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital to treat a swelling in his right leg.

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