‘Behave like a patient, not like a star,’ says Dr RK Dhiman, director of Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, to singer Kanika Kapoor

Lucknow police hunt for her missing friend

Times of India

Singer Kanika Kapoor has been making headlines since the past two days after she confirmed that she had been tested positive for Coronavirus. The artist who traveled to Mumbai and then Lucknow from the UK, came in contact with hundreds of people at various gatherings that she attended before she started experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Now, the star has been admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS and has been quarantined while she gets treated for the COVID-19 infection and while, Kanika has been trolled by online users on social media like Twitter and Instagram, Dr RK Dhiman, the director of Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS has himself stated in an interview with Ahmedabad Mirror that Kanika has been throwing tantrums while in quarantine.

As per the report, despite being taken care of very well, Kanika has not been behaving like a patient but like a star. As per the hospital, she is being provided gluten-free food, an air conditioned isolated room complete with a separate toilet and TV. She also has a separate Air Handling Unit for Covid-19 but is allegedly not cooperating with the hospital authorities. He added that hospital staff is at her disposal and the room is being cleaned every four hours. They are dressed in their anti-infection equipment and so are themselves not able to eat or drink anything for four hours at a time.

This new controversy arose after Kanika alleged yesterday that the hospital room was dirty and had mosquito infestation. She reportedly said in an interview that it was ‘like a jail’, she was ‘being treated like a criminal’ and that she ‘felt miserable’.

Lucknow police hunt for Kanika Kapoor’s missing friend

The Lucknow police are now frantically searching for a Mumbai based entrepreneur, Ojas Desai, who was present with singer Kanika Kapoor at Hotel Taj and left the city on March 16.

While the police have tracked over 260 people who interacted with the singer but Ojas Desai has remained untraceable.

Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Narendra Agarwal said that they had been trying to track down Desai but did not have his exact address in Mumbai or his whereabouts.
The singer is in quarantine and cannot be questioned at this time, he added.

The Hotel Taj, however, has sent 11 of its employees who interacted with Kanika during her two day stay at the hotel into quarantine. “We are keeping close watch on their health and necessary checks are being done,” said a hotel official.

The Hotel Taj has been shut down by the Lucknow administration after it was found that the singer had stayed there.

Meanwhile, the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) where Kanika is presently admitted, has said that her second test on Sunday also showed that she is Coronavirus positive.

SGPGIMS director Prof R.K. Dhiman said that the singer was doing well otherwise but would remain in hospital until she tested negative for the virus.

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