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All 6 COVID-19 Positive Hockey Players Shifted To Hospital As Precaution: SAI

New Delhi: All six Indian males’s hockey workforce gamers, who’ve examined optimistic for coronavirus, have been shifted to a multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) knowledgeable on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, striker Mandeep Singh was hospitalised late on Monday night time, owing to a dip in his oxygen stage.

SAI has now stated that as a precautionary measure, they shifted captain Manpreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar and Krishnan B Pathak to SS Sparsh multi-speciality hospital — the place Mandeep is already hospitalied — on Tuesday afternoon.

“The decision to hospitalise them was taken so as to ensure that the players were attended to at all times and could be given the best possible treatment,” stated SAI.

All six athletes are in good well being and recovering nicely, it added.

The gamers had been identified with COVID-19 following their arrival on the SAI’s Nationwide Centre of Excellence (NCOE) for the hockey nationwide camp which started on August 4.

In accordance with SAI, the gamers contracted the illness, possibly, whereas travelling to Bengaluru from completely different components of the nation after a month-long break.

Their vitals are being checked 4 occasions on a regular basis, the SAI acknowledged.

“I am self quarantined on the SAI campus and I am very happy with the way SAI authorities have handled the situation,” Manpreet had earlier stated. “I am very happy that they made the testing of athletes mandatory. That proactive step helped in identifying the problem right in time. I am doing fine and hope to recover very soon.”

(IANS)

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