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Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Died Of Post-Covid Multiple Organ Failure, Know Details

by Vaishali Sharma
Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary vocalist, died at 8 a.m. on Sunday. She was 92 years old at the time. Last month, the seasoned performer was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia. On January 8, the renowned vocalist was hospitalised to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital. She had been on a ventilator for weeks before being taken off on January 28 after showing indications of recovery. On Saturday, though, her condition deteriorated, and she was placed back on the ventilator, where she was receiving “intensive therapy.”

Speaking to the media, N Santhanam, chief executive officer of Breach Candy Hospital said, “She came and got admitted as a Covid patient. Covid was treated but due to post-Covid complications she passed away.”

The legendary singer was diagnosed with both COVID-19 and pneumonia, and she was undergoing treatment for the same at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. COVID-19 which is a severe respiratory disease mainly targets the lungs of the infected individual. According to the doctors, at times this condition can lead to the accumulation of liquid and pus in the lungs which results in Pneumonia.

“Veteran singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar passed away at a private hospital after a 28-day-long prolonged battle with Covid-19, pneumonia and related issues,” the Chief executive of Breach Candy Hospital told the media.

COVID-19 Pneumonia

Pneumonia is highly prevalent during COVID or post-COVID rehabilitation. The virus attacks the lungs directly, making it simpler for it to target and destroy them fully, resulting to a variety of lung-related health issues, including Pneumonia. What is Pneumonia, exactly? When a bacterial or viral infection causes considerable damage and inflammation in the lungs, this disease develops. As a result of the fluid and debris build-up in the lungs, it becomes difficult for the individual to breathe, which may need the use of ventilator assistance. However, pneumonia may be very serious, even life-threatening, independent of the bacteria or virus that causes it. What’s the difference between regular bronchitis and COVID bronchitis? According to the experts, in the case of COVID pneumonia, the damage to the lungs is caused by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Experts say that a recovered COVID patient may continue to experience various signs and symptoms. Some of the concerning Post-COVID complications are:

  1. Brain Fogging
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Acute headache
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Severe breathing issues
  6. Low blood pressure
  7. Heart palpitation or increase in heartbeat

Taking to Twitter, many famous faces expressed their heartfelt condolences. Take a look:

Mourning the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that she leaves behind a void in the nation that cannot be filled, and the coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people.

In a tweet, the prime minister said, “I consider it my honour that I have always received immense affection from Lata Didi. My interactions with her will remain unforgettable. I grieve with my fellow Indians on the passing away of Lata Didi. Spoke to her family and expressed condolences. Om Shanti.”

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