Ace singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's condition critical, put on life support in Chennai hospital

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Balasubrahmanyam is currently under the observation of a team of experts from critical care

The condition of popular singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has reportedly turned critical on Friday and he has been put on life support system at a hospital in Chennai, said a news report.

SPB, as he is fondly called, tested positive for COVID-19 early this month and got himself admitted to a hospital in Chennai.

Balasubrahmanyam is currently under the observation of a team of experts from critical care and his haemodynamic and clinical parameters are being closely monitored, reported The New Indian Express.

"There has been a setback in the health of SP Balasubrahmanyam who had been admitted at MGM Healthcare for symptoms of COVID since 5 August.  In a late night development on 13 August, his condition deteriorated," Dr Anuradha Baskaran, Assistant Director Medical Services, MGM Healthcare in Chennai was quoted as saying in the report.

"On the advice of the expert medical team attending to him, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and he is on life support and his condition remains critical," she said.

SPB got himself admitted to the hospital after showing mild symptoms. His COVID-19 test results turned out to be positive.

The 74-year-old singer released a video from the hospital and said that he got himself admitted to recuperate and take rest. He also requested people not to call him and bother him as he would not be in a position to answer the calls.

Doctors treating advised home isolation, but Balasubrahmanyam decided that he would stay in the hospital. He was confident that he would get discharged in a couple of days, but it has been over a week now.

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