COVID-19 positive Milkha Singh, wife stable; family urges privacy amid rumours

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who’s battling Covid-19 within the ICU of PGIMER, is secure and his situation is “higher than yesterday”, the hospital authorities stated on Saturday. Singh’s wife Nirmal Kaur, who’s in ICU of a Mohali hospital, is secure in line with the hospital’s medical bulletin replace.

“Flying Sikh Shri Milkha Singh ji, being unwell because of COVID-19, has been admitted within the ICU of NHE Block of PGIMER since June 3. On the premise of all of the medical parameters as we speak, that’s June 5, his situation has been noticed higher than yesterday,” Prof Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson of PGIMER, stated in a press release, quashing rumours about his demise doing rounds within the social media since Saturday morning. Later, Dr Jagat Ram, director PGIMER, too issued a video message confirming the identical about Singh’s well being.

Earlier within the day, Singh’s son Jeev Milkha Singh had confirmed to The Indian Categorical that his father is secure. “My father’s situation is secure and he’s on oxygen assist in ICU of PGIMER,” Jeev said to The Indian Categorical in a message.

Singh, who was admitted to the Covid ward of Nehru Extension Hospital at PGIMER on Thursday afternoon, continues to be on oxygen assist and the Milkha family too issued a press release on Saturday afternoon concerning the couple’s well being. “Milkha ji is secure and doing effectively however nonetheless on oxygen. Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh ji continues to battle it out valiantly. Please ignore the rumours floating round. It’s false information. Thanks a lot on your continued prayers and needs,” the family stated within the assertion.

Later within the day, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh spoke with Jeev Milkha Singh to get replace in regards to the well being situation of his mother and father and posted a video on his speak with Jeev. “Spoke to Jeev Milkha Singh son of ‘Flying Sikh’ & nationwide icon Milkha Singh ji to investigate in regards to the situation of his father who’s admitted in ICU because of Covid 19,” tweeted Amarinder. Within the video, Capt Amarinder Singh provided his authorities’s full assist to the family and requested whether or not the family wants any assist with Jeev sharing in regards to the well being of his mother and father and saying that the entire family and followers are praying for his or her good well being. On being requested why Milkha Singh needed to readmitted in ICU of PGIMER days after the legend was discharged from the Mohali hospital, Jeev stated, “He was having a troublesome time in respiration and suffered some suffocation. After he requested to take him to PGIMER, we moved him there,”. Singh had contracted the Covid-19 virus on Could 20 final month after one among their cooks examined positive and was admitted to Mohali hospital 4 days later earlier than getting discharged final week.

Later within the night, the Mohali hospital said of their replace about Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh, who had been admitted within the hospital because of Covid pneumonia final week, that she is secure and the family has requested for privacy. On Friday, the Mohali hospital had said that Mrs Milkha Singh’s well being has deteriorated with development illness and is enhance in oxygen stage and is presently on HFNC and NIV intermittently. “Mrs Milkha Singh continues to be secure. The family has been inundated with rumours and destructive posts. They’ve requested for privacy and can give additional updates as and when there’s a change in situation of both of their mother and father,” the hospital said.

Earlier Union Sports activities minister Kiren Rijuju additionally tweeted about Singh’s well being. “Please don’t run false information and create rumours in regards to the legendary athlete and satisfaction of India Milkha Singh ji. He’s secure and lets pray for his quick restoration,” Rijuju tweeted.

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