‘A really tough one month’: Cancer-stricken Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, back at residence in Imphal

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Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Dingko Singh has recovered from COVID-19, testing negative for the lethal virus on Friday over a month after the cancer-stricken legend was hospitalised in Imphal.

Back at his residence, however in isolation for the subsequent fortnight, Singh spoke to PTI in regards to the ordeal he endured, together with 5 positive tests since his hospitalisation in the last week of May.

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“It was a really tough one month. I can’t thank sufficient the docs and nurses, who handled me. I’m indebted to them for all times,” the enigmatic former boxer, who can also be battling liver most cancers, mentioned.

“I examined positive 5 instances throughout my keep in hospital. It was very traumatising as I’d see individuals, who came after me, left before me. But in some way I stored going due to the docs and nurses,” he recalled.

Singh’s ordeal started when he was flown to Delhi for radiation remedy to deal with his most cancers.

However, he was detected with jaundice on touchdown at this moment and the session needed to cancelled.

With flights still not in operation due to pandemic-forced lockdown, Singh took an arduous 2400km journey back to Manipur.

Upon reaching Imphal, he examined positive for COVID-19, including one other one to the well being challenges he was already battling. But the 41-year-old fought by means of.

“It was not simple however I informed myself “ladna hai toh ladna hai”. I used to be not ready to surrender, nobody ought to. Now my jaundice has also come under management and I’d be all clear to proceed my radiation remedy quickly,” he mentioned.

“I’m very grateful to the Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh, Executive Director R K Sacheti and Secretary General Jay Kowli for consistently checking on me throughout this time,” he added.

The swashbuckling former bantamweight boxer won the Asian Games gold in the 1998 version in Bangkok.

He was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1998 and was introduced the nation’s fourth highest civilian honour — the Padma Shri — in 2013.

A maverick, who impressed the likes of six-time world champion M C Mary Kom, Singh is employed with the Indian Navy and likewise worked as a coach before ill-health confined him to his residence.

“I’m remoted on the highest flooring of my home at this moment (Imphal) however I’m simply so completely happy to be back residence. Everyone is celebrating, individuals from my village came to offer their good wishes. I couldn’t meet them however I’m completely happy they cared,” he mentioned.

Singh mentioned he can be back in Delhi someday later for a verify up however for now, he doesn’t even need to take into consideration being in the national capital.

“I don’t need to hear about Delhi for a while. I’ve gone by means of a lot there. I’ll come for a verify up however that can be later. For now, I’m simply overwhelmed by a sense of aid,” he mentioned.Singh has been battling ill-health for a lot of years now, beginning with the liver most cancers, for which he’s being handled since 2017.


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