The condition of legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who is battling Kovid-19 infection, is stable and better than yesterday, who is being treated at the PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) hospital here. Hospital officials gave this information on Saturday. In a release issued here, PGIMER said Milkha Singh is better as compared to Friday. He was brought to the hospital on Thursday after his oxygen level dropped.
It was informed in the statement that 91-year-old Milkha is being monitored by a team of three doctors. He was brought to the hospital on Thursday after falling oxygen levels. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to inquire about his health. Modi spoke to Milkha and expressed the hope that he would soon recover and bless the athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
Milkha was discharged last Sunday after being treated for an infection at a private hospital in Mohali. But even at home, he was kept on oxygen. Milkha’s 82-year-old wife Nirmal is in the ICU of Fortis Hospital, who was confirmed to have Kovid-19 a few days after her husband got infected. Milkha’s son and famous golfer Jeev had come to Chandigarh from Dubai on May 22, while his elder sister Mona Milkha Singh, a doctor in America, had also reached here a few days ago.
Milkha Singh’s servant was also found infected with the corona virus and it is feared that the couple became Kovid-19 positive after coming in contact with them. Four-time Asian Games gold medalist and Commonwealth Games champion Milkha Singh missed out on a bronze medal in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics by a narrow margin.