Banita Sandhu tests positive for COVID-19, but refuses to get admitted in Kolkata govt hospital


British actor Banita Sandhu, who’s in town to shoot for a film, examined positive for COVID-19 on Monday and was admitted to a personal hospital after she refused to be handled in a authorities facility, well being division sources stated.

Sandhu, who was capturing for Kavita & Teresa, reached town on December 20 and she or he travelled in the identical flight with the youth who examined positive for the mutant coronavirus pressure on his return from the United Kingdom.

She was detected with the COVID-19 on Monday afternoon and steps have been initiated to confirm whether or not she has been contaminated with the brand new pressure, an official stated.

After Banita Sandhu was taken to the Beliaghata Infectious Diseases Hospital the place a separate unit has been arrange to preserve these returned from the UK, the 23-year-old actor refused to come out of the ambulance alleging that the hospital lacked correct infrastructure.

“We had to inform the state secretariat and the health department as she was unwilling to come out of the ambulance and at one point of time, she wanted to leave. The British High Commission was informed as we cannot let her go like this which is against the protocol. We had to inform the police also. They (police personnel) came and surrounded the ambulance so that she cannot leave,” the official stated.

Banita Sandhu, who co-starred with Varun Dhawan in October, was counselled a number of instances by senior docs of the hospital but their efforts went in useless.

“Eventually, with the permission of the health department, she was admitted to a private hospital,” the official stated including that Sandhu has been stored in an remoted cabin there.

Before leaving Beliaghata ID hospital, the actor was made to signal a declaration that she was unwilling to get admitted there as “she felt the medical establishment lacked infrastructure”.

Steps have been taken to get the genetic evaluation of her samples to confirm whether or not she has been contaminated with the mutant coronavirus pressure, Variant of Concern 202012/01 (VOC-202012/01), one other official of the well being division informed PTI.

“We will be sending her samples for genetic analysis to Kalyani’s National Institute of Biomedical Genomics to ensure whether the actress is infected with the new strain of the coronavirus or not. After that we will follow the necessary protocol once the result is out,” the official stated.

Kavita & Teresa by Swiss-Indian filmmaker Kamal Musale is about love and compassion impressed by the lifetime of Mother Teresa, in accordance to the web site of the film.


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