Fakir Alamgir on life support

Coronavirus infected folk legend Fakir Alamgir's health condition deteriorated and he has been put on a ventilator on Sunday night, his son Mashuque Alamgir Rajeeb informed UNB.

The singer has been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the United Hospital in the capital from the early hours of Friday.

Rajeeb said, "The health conditions of my father were improved and we were being hopeful for his fast recovery, unfortunately his condition fluctuated and the doctors decided to take him into ventilation on Sunday night".

His oxygen saturation level dropped below 45 percent, however, after undergoing ventilation, his oxygen saturation level is now moving around 90 percent, Rajeeb told UNB.

A medical board was formed and it will move forward with a meeting on Monday morning as per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said.

He informed that according to the doctors, Alamgir's lungs are more than 60 percent infected based on the X-ray reports; however, he is bravely fighting against the odds and responding well to the treatments.

Thanking the government for the support regarding his father's treatment, Rajeeb said, "We are overwhelmed that our honourable Prime Minister and the government has constantly been contacting us, monitoring his condition and assisting with everything required for his treatment. We are truly grateful to the government and hopefully, my father is going to recover soon."

A rumor got spread across social media platforms on Saturday regarding the death of Fakir Alamgir. While talking to UNB, his son has asked for prayers from the fans and admirers of his father, and requested everyone not to spread rumors and incorrect information about his wellbeing.    —UNB