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Coronavirus Pandemic: Six Indian hockey team stars hospitalised after testing COVID-19 positive

Bengaluru: Six gamers of the Indian males’s hockey team have been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19.

After Team India star Mandeep Singh was hospitalised late on Monday evening owing to a dip in his oxygen ranges, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) determined to shift the opposite 5 gamers to the SS Sparsh multi-specialty hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday afternoon, as a precautionary measure.

These 5 gamers embrace Team India captain Manpreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar and Krishnan B Pathak

All six gamers examined COVID-19 positive throughout the SAI’s obligatory coronavirus check upon arrival on the nationwide camp being held on the National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru.

“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,” the SAI mentioned in a press release.

“All six athletes are in good health and recovering well,” the assertion added.

Mandeep Singh, who was administered the COVID-19 check (RT PCR) together with 20 different gamers on the nationwide camp on the SAI’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru, has examined positive for COVID-19, however is asymptomatic.

He is being administered remedy by docs, together with the opposite 5 gamers who’ve examined COVID-19 positive.

“All six athletes in NCOE Bengaluru who tested COVID-19 positive, were being monitored constantly and their vitals were being checked four times every day – in the morning, afternoon, evening and at night before sleep,” the SAI assertion knowledgeable.

“During night monitoring of vitals on August 10 (Monday) it was found that Mandeep Singh’s blood oxygen level was dropping below normal which indicated that he is moving from mild to moderate severity of COVID-19,” it added.

“SAI authorities on campus took an immediate decision to shift him to SS Sparsh multispeciality hospital as a precautionary measure. His condition is currently stable.”


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