Medical doctors treating Milkha Singh on Saturday mentioned the situation of the legendary Indian sprinter remained secure however the oxygen requirement of his wife Nirmal Kaur rose marginally days after being admitted to a metropolis hospital with COVID-19 an infection.
Milkha and his wife, who led the Indian ladies’s volleyball workforce, continued to be carefully monitored by the docs at Fortis hospital in Mohali, the place they’re present process therapy after contracting the extremely contagious virus.
In its newest replace concerning the situation of the couple, the hospital mentioned, “Mr Milkha Singh continues to be secure, nevertheless Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh’s oxygen requirement has gone up marginally. Each proceed to be monitored carefully.”
The hospital had earlier mentioned that they had been being handled for COVID pneumonia.
Whereas Milkha, 91, was admitted to the hospital on Monday, his 82-year-old wife obtained admission in the identical facility on Wednesday after testing optimistic for the virus.
The couple’s son and ace golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh, flew right down to Chandigarh from Dubai on Saturday and his elder sister, Mona Milkha Singh, who’s a physician in the USA, additionally reached right here just a few days in the past.
Milkha and his wife are sharing a room within the hospital.
Nirmal Kaur had earlier returned unfavorable when Milkha’s members of the family had been examined for the virus.
Milkha is suspected to have contracted the an infection from a home assist.
The legendary athlete is a four-time Asian Video games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Video games champion however his biggest efficiency was the fourth-place end within the 400m remaining on the 1960 Rome Olympics.
His timing on the Italian capital remained the nationwide document for 38 years until Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998.
He additionally represented India within the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.