During these past several months, actress Shikha Malhotra has been volunteering as a nurse at a hospital in Mumbai and helping coronavirus patients. She revealed on Instagram that she has now tested positive for COVID-19. Malhotra, who had worked with Sanjay Mishra in the film Kaanchli Life in a Slough, took to her social media and assured fans that she is undergoing in the hospital.
After the lockdown began, the actress started volunteering as a patient counsellor at a BMC-run trauma hospital in Jogeshwari, Mumbai. In her latest post, she said that her condition is now stable. Earlier she had breathing trouble and subsequently got hospitalised. She further added that as long as the wishes and prayers of the fans are with her she will fight this disease but also warned people to take the virus seriously.
She also said, “so far no vaccine has been prepared for COVID19, so take care of yourself and your loved ones, wear masks, wash hands regularly, do not forget to use sanitiser.. Gratitude for infinite love and respect.”
Malhotra pursued a degree in nursing from Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital in 2014. She chose a career in acting after that.
Shikha Malhotra is a Certified Nurse
The actress, who starred in Shah Rukh Khan’s film Fan (2017), decided to take up the job of nursing and also urged medical graduates to join in the fight. “I decided to help COVID-19 patients as I have the tool to help them,” Shikha had earlier said in an Instagram post.
“I realised the situation was serious. I started visiting hospitals in Mumbai from the very next day, until I found a government hospital. I was directed to the medical superintendent, who was surprised that I wanted to do this. They wanted to place me in the isolation ward for Covid-19, as they required more people for that. My shift lasts around 11-12 hours, I want to put in more,” Hindustan Times had quoted her.
In March, Shikha had announced, “For those who don’t know that I am a #Registered #BscHonoursNurse from Vardhaman Mahavir Medical and #SafdarjungHospital Spending my five years. So as you all have always appreciated my efforts my achievements this time need all of your support to #serve the #nation once again and this time I’ve decided to join the hospital in #mumbai for #covid19 #crisis. Always there to serve the country as a #Nurse as a #entertainer wherever however I can need your blessings please be at home be safe and support the government.”
Feature Image Credit: Shikha Malhotra/Instagram