Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has been in the headlines quite often since last month. After she was diagnosed with COVID19, she was brutally trolled and criticized. At first, she was targeted for not going in self-isolation after arriving from London and attending public gatherings. Later, she was criticised for throwing tantrums at the hospital.
In a recent interview with Indian Today, her family threw light on how she flew back from London, started developing symptoms, got her tests done and also the scenario that happened at the hospital in Lucknow.
The family also went on to address Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS)’s claims of her “starry tantrums” . They explained that she complained when she was asked to change into a medical gown behind a curtain in the hospital room as she wasn’t comfortable in doing so. She also once saw dirt in the quarantine ward and asked the hospital staff to clean it.
Earlier, in an interview with the Times Of India, Kanika had expressed that she wasn’t given any food and medicine at the hospital. She said, “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. The food I brought with me has been taken away. I can’t even eat anything that’s given to me as I am allergic to some foods. I am hungry, thirsty and I feel miserable here.”
She further 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. He said that the authorities are going to file an FIR against me for withholding information and not disclosing my illness. These are the kind of threats being given to me.”
Kanika has been tested positive for COVID19 for the fifth time even though she is rather asymptomatic now.