Milkha Singh’s wife, Nirmal Milkha Singh (82), a former India volleyball captain, has also been tested COVID positive on Wednesday. Milkha Singh, suffering from COVID, is already admitted in Fortis Hospital here.
Milkha’s wife is also admitted to Fortis. Both are stable and now admitted to the same room of the hospital, said the hospital sources.
The hospital on Wednesday issued a statement that,”Milkha Singh continues to be stable on oxygen support. However he is weak and we are trying to persuade him to increase his food intake. Today we have stepped him down from the ICU to a room which he is sharing with his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh who was admitted earlier in the day with Covid pneumonia. Both are being closely monitored.”
91-year-old Milkha had been in home isolation at his residence in Sector 8, Chandigarh after he tested positive for the COVID-19. However, on Monday he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Fortis Hospital.