Dilip Kumar returns home after a 14-day stay at hospital


The past 14 days at the hospital were perhaps the longest stay of the many admissions Dilip Kumar has had in the same hospital in the past few years.

Kumar was wheeled into Lilavati Hospital (Bandra) on 5th September 5 at around 3 pm, reports DNA India. A tweet on his Twitter handle soon after read, “Saab has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital as he was bit uneasy due to a chest infection. He’s recuperating. Requesting your duas and prayers. –FF.”

The legendary actor was diagnosed with Aspiration Pnemonia, which is a type of lung infection. His wife Saira Banu was then told that Kumar will have to stay under strict observation in ICU for the next 72 hours. The senior actor had to undergo several tests and a lot of treatment as well this time around. The infection and tests amounted to a longer stay at the hospital eventually.

However, now that Kumar has been discharged, the 95-year old actor continues to be on nasal feed as a large amount of food which he was taking a few days before he was admitted had entered his lungs, and so the doctors still feel that he should not be given any type of food orally.

In November 2017, Kumar was admitted to the hospital for ‘mild’ pneumonia and advised complete bed rest by doctors. “This time the stay was longer than otherwise but it’s always better to have a longish observation period if the problems are generally associated with age, which is true in the case of Dilip Kumar,” the source went on to say.

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