October actor Banita Sandhu refuses to get treated at govt hospital after testing positive for Covid


Actor Banita Sandhu, who is in Kolkata to shoot for a movie, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday and was admitted to a private hospital after she refused to be treated in a government facility, health department sources said.


Sandhu, who was shooting for Kavita & Teresa, reached the city on December 20 and she travelled in the same flight with the youth who tested positive for the mutant coronavirus strain on his return from the United Kingdom.

She was detected with the Covid-19 on Monday afternoon and steps were initiated to ascertain whether she has been infected with the new strain, an official said. After Sandhu was taken to the Beliaghata Infectious Diseases Hospital where a separate unit has been set up to keep those returned from the UK, the 23-year-old actress refused to come out of the ambulance alleging that the hospital lacked proper infrastructure.