Kanika Kapoor complains about hospital conditions: ‘Only been given 2 small bananas and an orange that had flies on it’
Kanika Kapoor is not happy about the treatment she is getting at the hospital. She says she isn’t getting enough food or medical care.Updated: Mar 21, 2020 16:05 IST
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor became the first celebrity to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in India on Friday and all hell broke loose. She has been criticised widely for irresponsible behaviour after she didn’t isolate or quarantine herself since returning from overseas travel, hence potentially exposing those around her to the deadly virus.
On Friday, the singer gave her version of events and even talked about the treatment meted out to her at the hospital in Lucknow, in an interview with The Times of India. She said she was not given food or any medicine at the premises. “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 said.
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Hello everyone, For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, I got myself tested and it came positive for Covid-19. My family and I are in complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward. Contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway aswell. I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago. At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have the signs. I am feeling ok, like a normal flu and a mild fever, however we need to be sensible citizens at this time and think of all around us. We can get through this without panic only if we listen to the experts and our local, state and central government directives. Wishing everyone good health. Jai Hind ! Take care, KK
“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,” she added. Kanika also said that the room was dusty and full of mosquitoes. “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,” she said.
A criminal complaint was filed against Kanika before a Bihar court on Saturday accusing her of neglecting and disobeying an order issued by a public servant to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. The matter will come up for hearing on March 31. The Uttar Pradesh Police has also booked Kapoor for negligence and committing acts that are likely to spread a disease.
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