Chandigarh: The condition of legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who is battling Kovid-19 infection, is stable but the condition of his wife and former India volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur has deteriorated.
PM Modi called and asked
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to inquire about his health, he is being treated at the PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) hospital here. Earlier in the day, Milkha’s son Jeev Milkha Singh also said that his father’s condition is stable. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had called and took stock of Milkha Singh’s condition.
Jeev wrote in the tweet, ‘Many thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for taking time out of his busy schedule to know about my father’s health on the phone’.
Milkha Singh’s condition stable, wife’s condition deteriorates
The condition of this former veteran of 91 years in the hospital’s ICU is better and more stable than before. In a release issued here, PGIMER said that Milkha Singh is better as compared to Thursday. He was brought to the hospital on Thursday after the oxygen level dropped.
PGIMER Official Spokesperson Prof. Ashok Kumar said, ‘Based on his medical standards, his condition today is better and stable than yesterday’.
Kumar said that a team of three doctors at PGIMER is closely monitoring Milkha Singh. Milkha’s 82-year-old wife Nirmal is in the ICU of Fortis Hospital and her condition has worsened.
The hospital said, ‘Nirmal Kaur’s condition has deteriorated and her need for oxygen has increased’.
Milkha was discharged from a private hospital in Mohali on Sunday. After this he was on the help of oxygen in the house as well.
Milkha Singh’s servants were 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.