Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition is improving gradually and the octogenarian is speaking a few words, opening his eyes as well as responding to verbal commands, doctors said on Sunday.

The thespian’s oxygen saturation has been consistent, his organs are functioning normally and all other parameters are fine, they said.

“Mr Chatterjee is doing fine and gradually improving. But we have some ways to go for his complete recovery and going back home. He doesn’t have any corona-related lung issues. We have reduced the oxygen requirement as he is still holding on to his saturation which is above 96 per cent to 99 per cent,” Dr Arindam Kar, leading the team of doctors to treat the veteran actor at the medical facility, said.

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