How is SPB now? Today’s update

Though there is a slight improvement in the health condition of veteran singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, he is still on ventilator support, sources said today.

‘The treatment is showing results and he is responding slightly to medicinenes. If the improvement continues, then a decision will be taken on removing ventilator and ECMO,’ sources said.

The singer was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5 with complaints of cold and chest congestion. SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is also fondly called as SPB, immediately posted a video for his fans informing them that he was fine and chest congestion was common for any singer.

Assistant Director of Medical Services of MGM Healthcare Anuradha Baskaran said, “Thiru SP Balasubrahmanyam who had been admitted at MGM Healthcare due to COVID-19 continues to be on ventilator and ECMO support in Intensive Care Unit. His current clinical condition is stable and he continues to be closely monitored by our multidisciplinary clinical team.”

Anuradha Baskaran also said, “MGM Healthcare’s multidisciplinary team consists of specialists from internal medicine, critical care, pulmonology, infectious diseases and ECMO care. Our multidisciplinary team is actively collaborating with international experts from reputed centers in the US and UK that have witnessed large volumes of COVID-19 patients requiring ECMO support.”

“The international experts concur with the clinical care that is being provided by our expert medical team to Thiru SP Balasubrahmanyam,” she added.

SPB, as the popular singer is known, was admitted to thehospital on August 5 after testing positive for coronavirus.

He was put on the ECMO support, a heart-lung assistance machine, on Wednesday, nearly a week after he suffered a setback in his health.