National award-winning veteran film director Kazi Hayat, who recently contracted COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at Popular Hospital in the capital, was shifted to the intensive care unit on Sunday night.
His daughter Kazi Afroza Mim confirmed the matter to New Age on Monday.
‘He was shifted to the ICU at 7:00pm on Sunday. He was experiencing breathing difficulties and was put on oxygen support. His health condition is critical. We urge all to pray for him,’ said Kazi Afroza Mim.
Kazi Hayat was admitted to the hospital on March 14.
Kazi Afroza said that her father had received the first dose of COVID-19 on March 2 and he had been suffering from fever since March 5. His fever level continued to rise so he underwent COVID-19 test upon the doctor’s advice.
‘My father is also suffering from various old age-related complications like diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease and others. Doctor’s advice us for his CT scan of the chest but his health condition is not good for test. The treatment will provide on based on the test report result,’ added Kazi Afroza Mim.
Kazi Hayat began his career in 1979. He recently completed shooting for his upcoming film Tokai.
Hayat has directed many fan-favourite films, including Danga, Traash , Chandabaj, Sipahi, Deshpremik, Luttaraj, Teji, Ammajan, Itihash, Kabuliwala and Chhinamul.
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