Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has recently recuperated from COVID-19 infection has expressed her desire to donate her plasma to treat other coronavirus positive patients and has undergone testing for the same at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU).
“She called me up and said she really wanted to help other Covid-19 patients. Vice-Chancellor Prof M.L.B. Bhatt has given a go-ahead on it and we will now be carrying out the tests on her to see if she is fit to donate her plasma,” said Prof. Tulika Chandra, Head of Department of Transfusion Medicine.
As reported by experts, Kanika’s plasma sample will go through test for a number of things before she donates it. These include haemoglobin level that should be above 12.5, weight should not be less than 50 kg and the patient should not have diabetes, cardiovascular issues, malaria, syphilis and other such maladies.
Kanika tested positive in March 2020. After returning to the country from the UK amid the coronavirus outbreak she has tested corona positive for negligence and not practising self-quarantine.
Kanika had attended two parties in Lucknow the top politicians and bureaucrats also attended the party and all of them were later tested for Corona. Kanika was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) for over a fortnight.
On Sunday, she said in a statement, she is au courant with “several versions of stories” about her diagnosis, but “negativity thrown at a person does not change the reality”.
The singer elucidates about travelling to Lucknow to meet her family on March 11 and claimed there was “no screening setup for domestic flights”.
Kapoor started on March 14 and 15 she attended a friend”s lunch and dinner and clarified “there was no party hosted by me and I was in absolute normal health.”
Although, on March 17 and 18, she developed symptoms and after this she got herself tested on March 19.
“On March 20 when informed that my test was positive, I chose to go to the hospital. I was discharged after three negative tests and have since been at home for 21 days,” she added.
In the meantime, on Sunday night, the KGMU made the first plasma transfusion in a 58-year-old patient from Orai who is a government doctor whose condition was critical. The doctors now say that the patient has started recovering after transfusion.
The university has received three plasma donations from fully recovered Covid-19 patients, comprising two doctors and one from a Lakhimpur man.