Milkha Singh Responding Well to COVID-19 Treatment Says Family

Milkha Singh Responding Well to COVID-19 Treatment Says Family Milkha Singh was admitted in hospital on June 3 after hi s SPO2 levels dropped (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Four times Asian Games Golde Medallist Milkha Singh is responding well to the COVID-19 treatment said sources close to the family. The 92-year-old was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on June 3 after a drop in his SPO2 levels.

His wife Nirmal Kaur who is also battling COVID-19 is also reported to be stable.

“There is continuous improvement in the condition of sprint icon Shri Milkha Singh Ji, who has been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the NHE Block of PGIMER since June 3 and getting treated for COVID-19,” PGIMER official spokesperson, Prof Ashok Kumar of the PGIMER said.

“Milkha Ji continues to improve and his condition is stable. Mrs Nirmal Milkha Ji is stable and continues to battle hard,” read a statement issued by the Milkha family.

“We are grateful for your prayers and good wishes,” the family said.

The two are suspected to have contracted the infection from a house help.

Milkha was admitted to PGIMER on June 3 after his oxygen levels dipped in home quarantine.

He was previously admitted to Fortis hospital.

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