As reporters turned to her, the chief minister said that Sen's condition was more or less stable. Briefing reporters after seeing Suchitra Sen, she initially said, "Why are you asking me? Am I a doctor?" She then added, "Really, I am not in a position to say anything about her condition. I found her asleep. We are not here to mislead people about her condition. I think she is doing fine. I wish her a speedy recovery."
Sen's daughter Moon Moon and grand-daughters Raima and Riya have not left Sen's side. Earlier in the afternoon, the recluse actress developed acute breathing difficulties. The actress, ailing for the last three weeks, has been showing signs of improvement off and on. The chief minister, who has been constantly enquiring after Sen's health and has even spoken to the legendary actress during her stay in the hospital, rushed from Nabanna in the evening to be on Sen's side. The chief minister, visiting her late in the evening, for the third time since the legendary actress has been in the hospital, came out to say that the actress was asleep and her condition was slightly better.
On Saturday evening, the legendary actress was administered endotracheal incubation. Doctors said efforts were on to avoid putting the actress on complete ventilation since that would have been more painful for the 82-year-old.
The medical board at the Minto Park hospital met during Saturday afternoon and informed that efforts were on to help her breathe normally, but hours later, the condition of the actress turned critical once again. Doctors said on Saturday that the veteran actress, who is suffering from a respiratory tract infection, is not out of danger as her breathing difficulty remains.
Her low food intake has made her weak, they said. A medical bulletin issued by Belle Vue Clinic on Saturday evening, where she is admitted since December 23 said, "Her oxygen saturation has stabilised to some extent with wide variation. She tolerated non-invasive ventilation better than before." Sen is put on oral prescribed diet supplemented with peripheral parenteral nutrition and has been seen by Pawan Agarwal and Dhiman Ganguli besides a medical-team led by critical care specialist Subrata Maitra which is monitoring her condition 24x7. Sen, who has kept herself away from the public eye for the last three decades, starred in memorable Hindi and Bengali films such as 'Devdas', 'Aandhi', 'Saat Paake Bandha', 'Agnipariksha', 'Saptopadi' and 'Deep Jele Jai'