Kolkata: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested negative for COVID-19 and his condition comparatively improved on Wednesday (October 14) evening.

A senior doctor treating the veteran actor said, “The health condition of Mr Chatterjee has improved compared to what it was in the last 48 hours. He is now responding to verbal commands and opening eyes at times spontaneously.”

“His involuntary movements and jittery condition are persisting. His kidney, liver function, ammonia level in the blood, the infective mucus is nomalising or are almost normal. The cardiac function, blood pressure, respiration and urine output are also improving,” he added.

The veteran actor had no fever since Tuesday (October 13) evening but is still in an “acute confusional state.

The doctors said, “We have given him a little oxygen support and at times intermittent BiPAB support on precautionary circumstances. He is doing fine on that part too.”