Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, 91, has defeated COVID-19 and has been shifted from the COVID-19 ICU to another section of the PGIMER hospital, according to the media reports.
The 91-year-old had contracted the dreaded virus last month.
“Milkha ji is stable and is out of the COVID ICU, but is in the Medical ICU,” a spokesperson of the Milkha family said.“Thank you for your continued prayers and good wishes,” it added.
“He has tested COVID negative after which he was shifted out of the COVID ICU,” said Dr Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson, PGIMER. He further said that a medical team comprising senior doctors of the institute were closely monitoring his daily health progress.
Milkha’s wife Nirmal Kaur, 85, had also tested positive days after her husband contracted the virus. She passed away at a private hospital in Mohali on June 13 due to COVID-related complications.