Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee's health condition has remained the same over the weekend, with no major development or deterioration. Meanwhile, doctors treating the veteran actor have revealed they might opt for a tracheostomy this week.

Specialist doctors have already been consulted. The medical team in charge of his treatment is currently discussing whether tracheostomy could result in any other unwanted health problems or cause any physical damage. The doctors have received approval from Soumitra’s family for this procedure.

However, Chatterjee’s blood pressure and other blood levels are normal. A doctor treating the veteran actor said, “Soumitra Chatterjee may undergo a tracheostomy this week. We are hoping that everything will go well.”

Tracheostomy is a method used to deliver more oxygen to the lungs. Here, through a surgical procedure, an incision is made on the anterior aspect of the neck in order to place a tube into a person's windpipe. The tube is inserted through a cut in the neck below the vocal cords. This allows air to enter the lungs. Normally, this may be a temporary or a permanent procedure.

While the 85-year-old's health has remained the same in the last three days, on Friday, Soumitra Chatterjee's hemoglobin had improved and his platelet count had reached to more than one lakh-count.