Sonam Kapoor has been shifted to a hospital in Mumbai from Rajkot for swine flu treatment
Sonam Kapoor, who caught swine flu while shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Gujarat, was transferred to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning. Sources said the actress was airlifted from a private hospital in Rajkot after she tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
Sonam Kapoor being taken to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai after she was airlifted from Rajkot. Pic/Yogen Shah
In a text message, Dr Ram Narian, CEO of Kokilaben Hospital here, confirmed the buzz: "Sonam Kapoor admitted to Kokilaben Hospital at 11.30 am today. Transferred from Rajkot. H1N1 positive. On treatment. Stable in the ward (sic)."
Sonam Kapoor had been running high temperature for over three days while shooting for the Salman Khan-starrer. "She was advised to undergo the swine flu test and tested positive," says a source.
Sonam's mother, Sunita, reached Rajkot on Saturday and decided to shift her to Mumbai for treatment. Sources at the city airport say, "Sonam walked to the ambulance and reached the hospital at around 10.30am. She, her family members as well as the security men were all wearing masks."
Her spokesperson confirmed the same and said, "Sonam has been detected with swine flu but it is under control. She has been shifted to a hospital in Mumbai and she is showing signs of speedy recovery. Hopefully, she should be back at work soon. We thank all her fans and industry alike for their love and support."
Sonam Kapoor is likely to stay in the hospital for at least five days, which is the normal course of treatment for the flu, to be followed by further rest of about four to five days.
Sonam had fallen ill on the set of the same film at ND Studio some time ago due to a respiratory tract infection, which led to catching the deadly flu, a source claimed.
A source from the 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' production says, "Only half a day's shoot with Sonam is pending. The other cast members will shoot at the same location for two more days. The Udaipur schedule is expected to start from March 12."