Sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju quashed the rumors floating over legendary former sprinter Milkha Singh’s well being, saying that his situation is presently secure. Singh is battling COVID-19 and is admitted to PGIMER Hospital in Chandigarh.
Taking to Twitter, Rijiju wrote, “Please do not run false information and create rumours concerning the legendary athlete and delight of India Milkha Singh Ji. He’s secure and let’s pray for his quick restoration.”
Milkha Singh’s household additionally issued an announcement by way of a spokesperson, confirming that’s well being situation is secure.
“Please ignore the rumours floating round. It is false information,” the spokesperson mentioned, referring to some false social media posts which has been doing the rounds since Saturday morning.
Singh was dropped at the hospital on Thursday with dipping ranges of oxygen.
On Friday, he had obtained a cellphone name from Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquiring about his well being.
PM Modi spoke to the previous Indian athlete and expressed hope that the long-lasting sportsman will probably be again quickly to “bless and encourage athletes, who will probably be collaborating within the Tokyo Olympics.”
Singh was discharged from Fortis hospital in Mohali, the place he obtained remedy for COVID Pneumonia, on Sunday final on the request of his household.
He, nonetheless, continued to be on oxygen assist at house