Coronavirus: Kanika Kapoor alleges being treated like a criminal at hospital
Kanika Kapoor says she is been treated like a criminal at the hospital, director of the hospital has responded to the claim
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for COVID-19 once again. On Saturday(March 21, 2020) the singer claimed that she has been treated like a criminal at the hospital and she feels miserable there. Now, the director of the hospital has reacted to her claims.
Talking to Ahmedabad Mirror, Dr. RK Dhiman, Director of the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, said, “The hospital staff at her disposal is for a four-hour shift during which they cannot eat or drink because they wear anti-infection equipment. Every four hours one team is “donned off” their gear and another shift takes over. The room is cleaned every four hours. Kanika Kapoor’s claims are all baseless.”
Further, he stated, “Kanika Kapoor has been provided with the best that is possible in a hospital. She must co-operate as a patient and not throw tantrums of a star in Lucknow. She is being provided Gluten-free diet from the hospital kitchen. The facility provided to her is an isolated room with a toilet, patient-bed, and a television. The ventilation of her room is air-conditioned with a separate Air Handling Unit (AHU) for the COVID-19 unit,” the director said.
He further stated, “Utmost care is being taken, but she must first start behaving as a patient and not a star.” he concluded.
Talking about the claims, Kanika Kapoor told ETimes, “I’ve been here since 11 am and all I’ve been given is a small bottle of water to drink. I’ve been asking these people to give me something to eat but I’ve only been given two small bananas and an orange that had flies on it. I am so hungry, I haven’t even taken the medicine that I was supposed to till now. I have fever, I’ve informed them, but no one has attended to me… I am hungry, thirsty and I feel miserable here.”
She added, “When I asked the doctor attending to me to have the room cleaned, he said to me that this was not a five-star hotel where I should expect that kind of treatment… I am being ill-treated here and it feels like I’m in jail. They are behaving as if I am a criminal for no fault of mine.”
Up til now, the total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 415 on Monday, including seven deaths in India.