Sreekumar to undergo 3 bone surgeries today

Kozhikode: Malayalam film actor Jagathy Sreekumar, admitted to a hospital here after he met with an accident at nearby Tenhipalam on March 10 will undergo three multiple bone surgeries today, doctors attending on him said.

Speaking to reporters here today, Dr Abdulla Cherakkat, Managing Director, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences hospital said three surgeries would be performed today on the actor to correct a fracture on his right thigh, right hand and hip.

"He is responding well to treatment and his blood pressure and kidney are functioning normally," Dr Abdulla said. However the actor would have to be on ventilator for one more day for safety reasons, he said

The car driver who was also injured in the mishap, was improving, he said. Sreekumar was en route to Kodagu in Karnataka for shooting a Malayalam film `Idavapathy` when his car slammed into a road median and overturned.