Asian Video games gold medallist Dingko Singh, who was airlifted to Delhi for his most cancers remedy throughout the lockdown, has examined optimistic for Covid-19. Dingko is at the moment in Imphal having taken a two-day arduous highway journey again in an ambulance on Could 20.
“Dingko has examined optimistic for Covid-19 in the present day and has been shifted to a hospital from a quarantine centre in Imphal,” mentioned boxer Sarita Devi who has been in contact with Dingko and his spouse Babai Devi.
“Dingko and his spouse returned from Delhi every week in the past and have been put in a quarantine centre in Imphal. Three days in the past he had fever and was examined,” mentioned Sarita.
Dingko, 41, was battling a relapse of liver most cancers. He was scheduled for a chemotherapy session at Delhi’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in March however was unable to journey to the Capital from Imphal due to the nationwide lockdown. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) then introduced Dingko and his spouse to Delhi in a Spicejet air ambulance on April 26 and he was admitted at ILBS. The couple needed to endure assessments for Covid-19 as was the journey protocol and each outcomes got here detrimental a day earlier than they boarded the flight.
At ILBS the chemotherapy couldn’t be performed as a result of Dingko was affected by jaundice. “He wished to return again to Imphal as a result of he was scared he may get contaminated within the hospital. We requested him to remain again however he wished to return to Imphal and go to ILBS as soon as his bilirubin depend went down,” mentioned Sarita.
Dingko and his spouse made the 2355km journey by highway in an ambulance. There was a health care provider and two drivers. “It took two days and as soon as he returned, he was taken to a lodge in Imphal which is a makeshift quarantine centre,’ mentioned Sarita.
“We got here to know he had left for Imphal when he was already on the highway. He didn’t inform us,” a BFI official who didn’t wish to be named mentioned.
Dingko was first identified with most cancers in 2016. The bantamweight boxer’s largest second got here on the Asian Video games in 1998 in Bangkok the place he gained gold which was India’s first boxing medal on the Video games in 16 years.