Veteran actress Saira Banu, currently admitted to the ICU of Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai due to a heart problem. Doctors have advised her to undergo an angiography which has been rejected by the actress.
Saira Banu was reportedly admitted to the hospital on August 28 after suffering from respiratory problems, high blood pressure and high sugar levels. A Hinduja Hospital doctor told PTI: “He had a heart test yesterday and was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome.”
Doctors suggested CAG (coronary angiography), but Saira Banu refused to undergo the operation, the doctor said. “Once she gives her consent, the doctor can do an angiogram.”
According to her treating doctor, Saira Banu is also battling depression after the death of her husband, veteran actor Dilip Kumar. The doctor said: ‘He doesn’t sleep much. He wants to go home. Dileep died on July 7 of this year at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness.
Bollywood superstar Dharmendra recently spoke to the Entertainment Times about how he is concerned about Saira’s poor health. He said: ‘I couldn’t reach him and he had called me back. Saira told me that she doesn’t feel well … I didn’t ask many questions, but you can understand how she must feel after Dilip Kumar’s death. Everything must have seemed empty.
Saira Banu’s family friend Faisal Farooqui told The Indian Express: “Saira Ji is admitted to the hospital and the doctors have recommended some tests for her. Saira ji’s doctor, Nitin Gokhale, suspects that there may be a problem with her left ventricle, so she will have to undergo an angiogram, but it is not necessary. But we are following the doctor’s instructions. All said and done, Saira ji’s condition is stable and she should be released from the hospital soon.