Milkha Singh out of ICU after COVID hospital admission, wife admitted as well
Milkha Singh tested positive for COVID last week and was in home isolation before being hospitalised on Monday as a precautionary measure. While he is out of the ICU now, his wife has also been admitted, having tested positive on Wednesday.
Legendary former Indian athlete and sprinter Milkha Singh was diagnosed as being COVID positive last weekend had been in home isolation since. Although he was admitted to a city hospital in Chandigarh on Monday as a precautionary measure, he is out of the Intensive Care Unit.
“Milkha Singh continues to be stable on oxygen support. He is weak, and we are trying to encourage him to increase his diet. He and his wife both are under observation,” said Fortis Hospital in Mohali in a statement, reports IANS.
As the statement confirms, Milkha’s wife, Nirmal Saini, has also been admitted to the same hospital and is being kept under observation. Although she had tested negative for the coronavirus earlier along with other members, she tested positive upon a re-test on Wednesday and had to be hospitalised.
It all began when Milkha’s cook in the house tested positive. However, the cook worked for them for the past 50 years.
Milkha is best known for his medal-winning performances across field and track events in global competitive platforms. As for his wife, Nirmal, she is a former Indian volleyball captain.
NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona