The 90-year-old artiste was hospitalized today after she experienced breathlessness and ran a fever.
Coronavirus update: Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19
Kolkata - 27 Jan 2022 22:23 IST
Veteran playback singer Sandhya Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID-19. The 90-year-old artiste was admitted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata after she experienced breathlessness and ran a fever.
According to a report by Anandabazar Patrika, a Bengali daily, a committee comprising seven doctors has been formed to treat the National award-winning singer.
Mukherjee began to feel sick from Wednesday night. As her condition deteriorated, she was hospitalized the next day. She has been diagnosed with a chest infection and has been kept in isolation.
The artiste has also been suffering from heart-related problems and anaemia.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today paid a visit to SSKM Hospital and promised that Mukherjee will receive medical assistance. The singer will soon be shifted to a different private nursing home.
On Tuesday, Mukherjee turned down the Padma Sri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, as she felt it was more fitting for a junior artiste.