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Coronavirus update: Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

The 90-year-old artiste was hospitalized today after she experienced breathlessness and ran a fever.

Photo Courtesy: Sandhya Mukhopadhyay on Facebook

Roushni Sarkar

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.

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