Kanika Kapoor offered her plasma for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Lucknow officials have said. They also said that she has given her blood sample for testing at the King George’s Medical University.
Kanika Kapoor called up head of transfusion medicine department, Prof Tulika Chandra, and volunteered to help.
“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 Chandra.
As per experts, Kanika Kapoor ‘s sample will be tested for a number of things before she can donate her plasma. These include her hemoglobin level that should be above 12.5, weight should be more than 50 kg and the patient should not have diabetes, cardiovascular issues, malaria, syphilis and other such ailments.
Kanika Kapoor ‘s sample will probably be taken on Tuesday and if found to be eligible, she will be donating her plasma on Wednesday.
In the statement posted on Instagram, Kanika said, “I know there are several versions of stories out there about me.”
She added she remained silent over the matter until now, “not because I am wrong but in fact being fully aware that there have been misunderstandings and wrong exchanges of information.”
She said she gave time for “people to reach their own realization.”
Read Kanika full statement below: