The South Indian singer, who is fondly remembered for lending his voice to a lot of Bollywood films, was diagnosed with novel coronavirus in the month of August.
While SPB tested negative for the virus in early September, the singer continued to stay in the hospital as his condition continued to deteriorate.
According to recent statements issued by his son, S P Charan, the 74-year-old singer could not be taken off ventilator support, since he was in a critical condition because of his lungs.
The singer’s unfortunate demise is yet another life lost to the novel coronavirus infection, which has claimed at least 9,82,000 lives worldwide.
S P Charan, who continued to share health updates about his father during the tough times also said that while the singer was ‘critical’, doctors were hopeful of seeing a positive change in his health. He also wrote that his father was ‘eager to leave the hospital’ and responding to the doctor’s commands.
According to reports, the 74-year-old, who tested positive for COVID-19 suffered from co-morbidities which led to a sudden deterioration and put him under intensive care. He was admitted to the hospital after he complained of mild symptoms and respiratory issues, including chest discomfort and low-grade fever.
Age factor a problem?
COVID-19 infection can turn out to be the most dangerous for those belonging to the high-risk category (pre-existing health conditions) and old age.
While SPB had mild symptoms during the initial days of hospitalization, he was taken to an intensive care unit after his health took a turn for the worse and had to be put on constant life support.
People over the age of 60, especially men (who have found to be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, according to studies) should especially practice precaution. After an age, not only does poor immunity pose a challenge, additional health concerns could also complicate matters. With age, immunity also slows down and it can become difficult for the body to cope with any medical challenge. Healing and recovery can also slow down.
Many global researches have also found that COVID-19 carries the biggest concerns for those belonging to the older generation. Not only are older people more susceptible to infection risk, but they are also at the risk of developing severe forms of COVID-19 and rapid degradation. The infamous cytokine storm, a condition when the immune system starts to attack the body’s vital organs also adds to the fear. The mortality rate is also high for those 55 and above.
.(tagsToTranslate)ventilator(t)spb health update(t)spb death(t)SP Charan(t)s p balasubramanyam coronavirus(t)S P Balasubramanyam(t)old age coronavirus(t)high risk coronavirus(t)coronavirus update(t)coronavirus india