Milkha Singh better and being closely monitored, says hospital
CHANDIGARH, June 5: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh, currently admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital here, has been observed “better” on Saturday, a statement from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital said.
“Flying Sikh Shri Milkha Singh Ji, being unwell due to Covid-19, has been admitted in ICU of NHE Block of PGIMER since June 3, 2021. On the basis of all the medical parameters today i.e. June 5, 2021, his condition has been observed better than yesterday. He is closely being monitored by a team of three doctors at PGIMER,” the statement read.
The 90-year-old was on Thursday admitted to the hospital after his oxygen level started dropping, and is closely being monitored by a team of three doctors at the PGIMER.
The four-time Asian Games gold medallist’s son and legendary golfer Jeev Milkha Singh also confirmed the development. “Milkha Singh ji’s condition is stable and on oxygen in ICU of PGIMER,” Jeev said.
Earlier on Friday, the 1958 Commonwealth Games gold medallist also received a phone call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquiring about his health. Modi on Friday spoke to Milkha and expressed hope that the iconic former athlete will be back soon to “bless and inspire athletes, who will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics.”
The Padma Shri awardee was on Sunday discharged from the Fortis Hospital in Mohali in stable condition on the request of his family, and he continued to be in isolation and on oxygen support at his Sector-8 residence in the city. He is suspected to have contracted the infection on May 19 from a house help. (Courtesy: ToI)