Punjab government has announced to bear the entire treatment expenses of folk singer Ranjeet Kaur, who is admitted at Guru Teg Bhadaur Hospital, Model Town, for the past few weeks due to severe infection in her gall bladder.
She is known for her infinite duet songs with famous folk singer and politician Mohammed Sadiq.
An official from the district public relations office (DPRO) revealed that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced that his government will bear the expenses of the hospital as she has served Punjab and its culture.
An official from DPRO “She is in the hospital for the past several weeks, but district administration officials noted it through social networking where her fans had posted her pictures and wished for her recovery, following which deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal informed CM Parkash Singh Badal and cultural affairs minister Sohan Singh Thandal, and it was decided that state government will bear all expenses of her treatment.”
The official said, “She was actually suffering from a severe infection and a stone had formed in her gall bladder.”
On Friday, HT Team went to the hospital where her son Gurdas Singh was present along with other family members and singer Inderjit Nikku who is also attending her since her admission here. He along with his son shared with Hindustan Times that while she was admitted the infection in the gall bladder was very severe and due to financial crises, she failed to get treatment on time.
Hospital medical superintendent Dr RS Sodhi said, “Her condition is better than before who had undergone gall bladder operation. There was a stone in it which has been removed. She has been advised rest and under regular medical supervision.”
Nikku said, “So far several Punjabi singers from across the world have already phoned the family and wished for her speedy recovery. They all have appreciated the state government's move to bear all expenses.”
Deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal is expected to visit the singer on Sunday. So far, the family had kept the news of her being admitted in hospital under wraps. However, through pictures and comments on social networking, it spread among all.”