India’s legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who is battling COVID-19 in PGIMER’s ZIU, is stable and his condition is “better than yesterday” the hospital said on Saturday. The 91-year-old, who is being closely monitored by a team of three doctors, continues with the help of oxygen. “Flying Sikh Shri Milkha Singh ji, who is unwell due to COVID-19, has been admitted to the PGIMER NHE block ICU since June 3.” Today, which is June 5, based on all medical parameters, his condition has been better seen than yesterday, ”said Professor Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson for the Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.
On Friday the top hospital said Milkha was “better and more stable”.
Milkha’s family also issued a statement through the spokesman that the iconic athlete was “stable and well, but still with oxygen.”
“Please ignore the rumors. It’s fake news,” the spokesman said, referring to some fake social media posts that have been circulating since Saturday morning. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also dismissed the rumors and wanted Milkha to recover quickly.
“Please don’t give false news and create rumors about the legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh Ji and his pride. He is steady and let’s pray for a speedy recovery,” he tweeted.
A report on the plight of COVID’s positive wife Nirmal Kaur Milkha, provided by Fortis Hospital in Mohalin, where she is admitted, said the family is demanding privacy “after being overwhelmed with rumors and negative messages”.
“Ms. Milkha Singh remains stable … they (the family) will provide more updates when there are changes in the situation of one of the parents,” the document says.
Milkha’s 82-year-old wife Nirmal, whose husband received the infection and also contracted COVID-19, remains in the ICU at Fortis Hospital in Mohali in a “stable” condition.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh spoke with Milkha’s son Jeev to ask about his parents ’situation.
“To talk about the situation of the father who is admitted to the ICU due to # Covid19, he has spoken to the son of ‘Flying Sikh’ and the son of the national icon Milkha Singh Ji @ Jeev Milkha Singh.”
“I have conveyed my best wishes to her for her speedy recovery. We all in Punjab pray for her well-being.” In a video of his conversation with Jeev, which Amarinder shared on his Twitter handle, Jeev told CM that Milkha Singh “is in ZIU at IGP and is stable.”
When Amarinder was asked why he had to return to Milkha Hospital, a few days after he was discharged from Fortis Mohali, Jeev told him that the decision was made because he had breathing and respiratory problems.
“… when he had difficulty breathing, he asked me to take him to PGIMER, then we took him there,” Jeeve told Amarinder Singh. “My prayers are with you, the whole country is praying.
Your father is an icon of the Nation. My prayers are there. May Waheguru make you and the whole family happy. All I can do is let me know, ”Amarinder told Jeev.
Milkha was brought to PGIMER on Thursday with oxygen levels.
On Friday, Milkhak received a phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask about his health. Modik has spoken to Milkha and hopes the iconic athlete will return soon “to bless and inspire the Athletes who will be taking part in the Tokyo Olympics.”
Milkha was discharged from Fortis Hospital in Mohal, where he received COVID pneumonia treatment at the request of his family last Sunday.
However, he continued with the help of oxygen at home. Milkha is believed to have been infected through a home help.
The legendary athlete is a four-time gold medalist at the Asian Games and a champion of the 1958 Commonwealth Games, but his best performance remains in fourth place in the 400-meter final at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
His time in the Italian capital was a national record for 38 years, until Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998. In 1956 and 1964 he represented India at the Olympics and was given by Padma Shri in 1959.
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