Dilip Kumar on oxygen support, family says will be discharged in two-three days

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is currently on oxygen support and not in ICU or on ventilator, contrary to rumours, his doctor has said. Dilip Kumar was admitted to Khar Hinduja hospital here on Sunday morning after he complained of breathlessness. The latest update on the actor’s health has been given by both his family and doctor Jalil Parkar, who is monitoring his condition.

His family has asked fans to not “believe in Whatsapp forwards,” and said that Kumar would be discharged in two-three days.

“Don’t believe in WhatsApp forwards. Saab is stable. Thank you for your heart-felt duas and prayers. As per doctors, he should be home in 2-3 days. Insh’Allah,” read the latest post on Kumar’s Twitter handle.

Parkar told indianexpress.com that the actor was diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion and his condition was currently stable.

“He is on oxygen support, not in ICU or on ventilator. He is stable,” Parkar said.

Dilip Kumar’s wife and yesteryear actor Saira Banu had earlier in the day, confirmed with us that he was admitted to Hinduja hospital. Saira Banu told indianexpress.com, “After experiencing breathlessness, we took Dilip sahab to the hospital in Khar Road at 8.30 am. Doctors are treating him and we have got a few tests done, we are awaiting reports. Please pray for him that he feels better and we can take him home quickly.”

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