Singer Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Govt-19 infection. He is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. His daughter-in-law Rachna Shah confirmed the news to ANI and said she had mild symptoms.
“She’s fine; He has been kept in the ICU only for precautionary reasons considering his age. Please respect our privacy and keep Tithi in your prayers, ”Rachna said.
Lata was earlier admitted to the hospital in September 2019 due to respiratory problems. “Lata Didi was suffering from a viral chest infection so we took her to the hospital. But now, she is on the path to recovery. Thank you for your concern, ”Rachna said in a statement at the time.
The 92-year-old singer has recorded songs in more than 1,000 Hindi films in multiple languages. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Bharat Ratna.
Last month, Lata took to Twitter to commemorate the 80th anniversary of her debut on the radio. He tweeted in Hindi, “On December 16, 1941, after receiving my parents’ blessing, I sang two songs for the first time in the studio for radio. Today is 80 years. I have received immense love and blessing from people in these 80 years. I hope I will always receive your love and blessings.
Mumbai has seen a sharp increase in the number of Govt-19 cases, including the Omigron variant. Brahmanmumbai Municipal Corporation (PMC) Additional Commissioner Suresh Kagani told PTI that the civic body was ready to face any crisis.
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Of the 30,500 hospital beds in Mumbai, only 3,500 are currently occupied. In addition, there is adequate oxygen supply, medication, ventilators, ICU facilities and hospital beds, ”he said. He said that in 90% of Govt-19 cases, the patients were asymptomatic and only 4 to 5% of them were admitted to the hospital. The number of serious cases is very low and he added, “Even though the numbers are within range, they have hospital beds and other things ready.”