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Milkha Singh showing ‘continuous improvement’ in COVID fight, wife battling ‘bravely’

The 91-year-old is being closely monitored by a medical team at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Indian sprint icon Milkha Singh is showing “continuous improvement” as he battles COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit of PGIMER hospital, the facility’s spokesperson said on Sunday.

The 91-year-old is being closely monitored by a medical team at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

“Legendary sprinter Shri Milkha Singh ji, who has been admitted in the ICU of NHE Block of PGIMER since June 3 and getting treatment for COVID-19, is showing continuous improvement,” hospital spokesperson Prof Ashok Kumar stated.

“On the basis of all the medical parameters today, that is June 6, his condition has been observed better than previous days,” Prof Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson of , said in a statement.

Milkha’s family also issued a statement through a spokesperson stating that the iconic athlete is improving and his condition is stable.

His COVID positive wife Nirmal Kaur (82), however, “continues to battle it out bravely,” according to the spokesperson.

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