The Indian males’s hockey group skipper Manpreet Singh and the 4 different gamers who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 had been displaying solely “gentle signs” they usually had been doing nicely, the medical doctors from Sports activities Authority of India mentioned on Saturday.
The SAI mentioned in a press release that the gamers, housed within the Nationwide Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, are being attended to by its in-house physician and one other from the state authorities, who has been deputed on SAI’s request.
Moreover, the SAI has obtained on board knowledgeable medical doctors from Manipal Hospital, who’ve additionally attended to the gamers.
Dr. Avinash HR, who has been deputed by the state authorities, mentioned all 5 gamers are exhibiting gentle 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 gentle symptomatic instances,” Dr Avinash mentioned.
“Apart from one, the opposite 4 gamers didn’t have a fever. They’re doing positive and we’ve got put them on immunity boosters and different assist medicines,” he added.
Chief coach Graham Reid mentioned, “I’m continuously in contact with all 5 of them and they’re doing positive.” “SAI has made each association to provide them one of the best care. The cooks are making particular dishes for them as per their alternative, past the mess menu, and the athletes are very blissful about it.” Moreover Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak have additionally examined optimistic for the dreaded virus.
Routine investigations as per protocol will probably be performed by medical doctors until their vitals are regular once more, the SAI mentioned.
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 optimistic 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 a 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 APA PDS PDS