Milkha Singh admitted to PGIMER with dipping oxygen level

4 days after Flying Sikh Milkha Singh was discharged from a Mohali hospital after contracting Covid-19 final month, the previous Commonwealth Video games champion and 1960 Rome Olympian was admitted to Nehru Hospital Extension at Put up Graduate Institute of Medical Training and Analysis (PGIMER) on Thursday.

Whereas the 91-year-old athletics legend stayed within the Mohali hospital for six days earlier than getting discharged, Singh’s spouse Nirmal Kaur continues to be within the ICU on the Mohali hospital with fluctuating oxygen requirement.

“Sure, my father has been admitted within the PGIMER immediately,” Singh’s son and 14-time worldwide winner Jeev Milkha Singh confirmed to The Indian Specific on Thursday night.

Singh, who had contracted the Covid-19 virus on Might 19 final month after one of many cooks at their Sector 8 dwelling examined optimistic for Covid-19, was admitted in a Mohali hospital on Might 24 after affected by diarrhea and dehydration other than much less oxygen saturation level.

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Singh was in isolation and on oxygen assist at his dwelling after his discharge from the Mohali hospital on Sunday final week earlier than he was admitted to PGIMER on Thursday afternoon with dipping ranges of oxygen.

“Flying Sikh Milkha Singh has been admitted in ICU in Covid Hospital of PGIMER at 3.35 pm.immediately due to dipping ranges of oxygen.He has been stored underneath remark and is secure now,” mentioned Prof Ashok Kumar, Official Spokesperson, PGIMER.

Whereas Singh was earlier admitted in ICU on the Mohali hospital, he was later shifted to a traditional room with his spouse Nirmal Kaur, who examined optimistic for Covid-19 final week. Kaur was shifted to the ICU of the Mohali hospital on Might 26 due to Covid pneumonia. Singh’s daughter Dr Mona Singh, who works in Covid ward in Metropolitan hospital in New York, got here to India final week and is coordinating with the medical doctors on the hospitals.

Whereas Kaur, a former Indian volleyball captain was admitted on elevated oxygen assist in ICU final week, her situation was secure and he or she stays within the ICU. “Mrs Milkha Singh continues to be in ICU with fluctuating oxygen requirement,” learn the medical bulletin on Nirmal Kaur on Thursday.

“Whereas my father stays on Oxygen assist at our dwelling, my mom is in ICU at Mohali hospital. It’s been a troublesome time for the household and we’re hopeful that each my mother and father will pull by way of this,” Jeev had informed The Indian Specific on Tuesday.

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