New Delhi, August 8
The Indian males’s hockey crew skipper Manpreet Singh and the 4 different gamers who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19 are displaying solely “mild symptoms” and so they had been doing effectively, the docs from Sports Authority of India stated on Saturday.
The SAI stated in an announcement that the gamers, housed within the National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, had been being attended to by in-house physician and one other from the state authorities, who had been deputed on the SAI’s request.
Additionally, the SAI has acquired on board professional docs from Manipal Hospital, who’ve additionally attended to the gamers.
Dr Avinash HR, who has been deputed by the state authorities, stated all 5 gamers had been exhibiting delicate signs with just one down with fever.
“The vitals of the gamers, like temperature, oxygen ranges, have been monitored and all 5 gamers have been discovered to be delicate symptomatic circumstances,” stated Dr Avinash.
“Except for one, the other four players did not have a fever. They are doing fine and we have put them on immunity boosters and other support medicines,” he added.
Chief coach Graham Reid stated, “I am constantly in touch with all five of them and they are doing fine.”
“SAI has made every arrangement to give them the best care. The chefs are making special dishes for them as per their choice, beyond the mess menu, and the athletes are very happy about it.”
Besides Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak have examined constructive for the dreaded virus.
Routine investigations as per protocol can be carried out by docs until their vitals are regular once more, stated the SAI.
To make sure that they’ve 24-hours entry to the SAI authorities on campus, two officers have been earmarked to solely monitor the gamers and cater to their necessities.
The gamers examined constructive after returning to the nationwide hockey camp on the SAI South Centre in Bengaluru following a month-long break.
The nationwide gamers had been earlier stranded on the centre for over two months (until June) when nationwide lockdown was imposed to include the virus.
After getting back from the break, the gamers had been in obligatory quarantine earlier than resumption of coaching on the centre. PTI