Milkha Singh battles 'rough day' at hospital, oxygen saturation level dips

He is being closely monitored by a team of doctors.

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has developed a fever and his oxygen saturation level has also dropped as he battles to regain his health, after a bout with COVID-19, in the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital here on Friday.

The 91-year-old, who tested negative for the deadly virus on Wednesday and was shifted to the general ICU, is being closely monitored by a team of doctors.

"He suddenly developed a fever Thursday night and his oxygen saturation levels dipped. A team of doctors is monitoring him," PGIMER sources said on Friday.

Milkha had been "stable before this. "It's been a slightly rough day for Milkha Ji. But he is battling away," read a statement from his family.

He had contracted COVID-19 last month and his 85-year-old wife Nirmal Kaur, who had also been infected by the virus, passed away at a private hospital in Mohali on Sunday.

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