Singer Kanika Kapoor recently claimed that she felt ‘miserable’ at the hospital where she is being treated for the coronavirus. The singer was tested positive for the COVID-19 even in her second test that took place on Monday. Now, in his latest interaction with Ahmedabad Mirror, Dr RK Dhiman, the Director of the Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, refuted all the claims made by Kanika regarding the treatment she’s being given at the hospital. Also Read - Kanika Kapoor Finally Tests Negative For Coronavirus, Will be Kept Under Quarantine Until She Tests Negative Again
Dr Dhiman said Kanika is behaving like a star, not as a patient in the hospital despite all the special facilities being given to her. He talked in length about the extra care that Kanika is receiving at the hospital. Dr Dhiman said the singer has been kept at an isolated room with a separate bathroom, a patient-bed and a television. He added that the room further has a separate Air Handling Unit (AHU) for the COVID-19 unit and the staff at the hospital keeps changing shifts after every four hours. Also Read - 'Agreed to Deploy Full Strength of India-US Partnership to Fight COVID-19,' PM Modi Dials Trump
The doctor informed that the members of the staff who are looking after Kanika cannot drink or eat for four straight hours because, in that four-hour shift, they wear special anti-infection equipment. It is only when the members of the next shift take over that the previous shift, that they are allowed to drink and eat. Dr Dhiman was quoted saying, “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. 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.” Also Read - Safety Masks For Rs 10? Tamil Nadu Prisoners Help in Overcoming The Shortage For Policemen And Public
In her interaction with Times of India earlier, Kanika had claimed that she was not being given medicines on time and her food has flies on it. However, Dr Dhiman mentioned that the singer is being given a Gluten-free diet from the hospital kitchen and everyone is making sure that no patient feels uncomfortable when they are going through so much already. “Utmost care is being taken, but she must first start behaving like a patient and not a star,” he said.
Kanika was tested positive for the coronavirus last week after she returned from the UK during Holi festivities and travelled to Lucknow from Mumbai.