KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Ollywood comedian Tatwa Prakash Satapathy better known as Papu Pom Pom who is suffering from pancreatic disease was shifted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi from a private hospital here on Tuesday. He has been accompanied by some of his family members.
Papu was undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital here since May 11.
Sources said several actors and colleagues of Papu have raised Rs 5 lakh through various charities and donated the amount for his treatment while Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena has reportedly taken stock of his condition and held discussions with AIIMS doctors.
Meanwhile, many Ollywood actors wished Papu Pom Pom speedy recovery and urged the people and his fans to pray for him.
“Though he is not in danger, we have sent him Delhi only for extra 10 percent care. There are more experienced doctors and better equipment in AIIMS. It will be good for the entire state and Ollywood if he returns as soon as possible. I request all to pray before Lord Jagannath for his speedy recovery so that he will be back soon to make us laugh,” said Kuna Tripathy, Chairman of Odisha Film Development Corporation.
Notably, Papu fell sick while shooting for the upcoming Odia movie ‘4 Idiots’ in Thailand, following which the shooting was cancelled and he was rushed to Bhubaneswar for medical treatment. Doctor who attended him here advised for his hospitalization on Friday night.