Alexa PM takes responsibility of ailing Andrew Kishore

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PM takes responsibility of ailing Andrew Kishore

 Entertainment Desk

 Published: 08:04 PM, 19 January 2020  

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore to extend full support for the treatment of legendary playback singer Andrew Kishore.

“The prime minister gave this directive to Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore this noon to supervise the overall issue of the treatment of Andrew Kishore, who has been suffering from cancer,” PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokanhave confirmed.

Andrew Kishore, the eight-time National Film Award-winning playback singer, is now undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital.

He has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, in September last.

Earlier, the premier gave financial assistance of Taka 10 lakh to the eminent singer for his treatment, Khokan said.

The Prime Minister has taken responsibility for the treatment of Andrew Kishore

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given full support to the treatment of the National Cancer Film Award winning vocalist Andrew Kishore. Deputy Prime Minister Ashraful Alam Khokon confirmed the matter on Sunday.

Ashraful Alam Khokon said that the Bangladesh Embassy in Singapore had been instructed in this regard on Sunday afternoon to oversee the entire treatment of the artist. The Prime Minister is caring for her treatment.

Andrew Kishore is currently undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital. She went to Singapore on September 7 for advanced treatment. Before leaving there, the Prime Minister handed over a check of Tk 100,000 for her treatment at Ganobhaban on September 7. Then on September 7, after various tests in Singapore, his body was diagnosed with cancer.

Andrew was about to return to the teenager after finishing treatment in late February. But doctors say Andrew Kishore will need 20 chemotherapy on six bicycles. In the meanwhile, he has completed his chemo on 3 bicycles. The second cycle of the fifth bicycle is undergoing chemotherapy, with 5 chemo still remaining.

Andrew Kishore's treatment budget for Singapore hospital was given around Tk 2.5 crore. So far the family of the artist has spent more than two crore taka. The vocalist has also sold his own flat in Rajshahi to cover the cost of treatment.

The Humanitarian Welfare Foundation appealed to the Prime Minister to take charge of the treatment of Andrew Kishore under the supervision of popular presenter HanifSanket. The company thanked the Prime Minister for standing next to the legendary artist.