Asian Games gold medalist, Manipur ace boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh, who is already battling liver cancer, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
41-year-old Singh was airlifted to Delhi from Imphal on April 25 for liver cancer treatment at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi.
After treatment Singh left for Manipur in an ambulance by road from Delhi and reached his hometown on May 23.
He was put in a hotel by the Manipur government, where he started complaining of body ache and high fever.
Upon being tested, it was found he’s Covid-19 positive. His wife, Babai Singh, who has tested negative for Covid-19, confirmed the development.
“Yes, he has tested positive for Covid-19. He has high fever for 2-3 days so we got the tests done and found out he is positive. His immune system is completely compromised. He has been admitted in RIMS, a Government hospital in Manipur, for further treatment,” Times Now quoted Babai as saying.
Dingko Singh had won a gold medal in boxing in the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and was awarded Padma Shri award by the government of India in 2013.
He has been battling ill-health for a number of years now, starting with the liver cancer, for which he is being treated since 2017. In between, he has also suffered from jaundice.