The 1998 Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dingko Singh had a relapse of liver cancer and immediately needs radiation therapy but unfortunately doesn't have any such required facilities in Manipur.
In the time of crisis when people are in need of special medical care as a treatment for the ongoing COVID-19 spread, people who need treatments for other ailments are finding it difficult to travel due to the nation-wide lockdown.
Now with this the 41-year old is stuck in a crucial situation where sending him to New Delhi will compromise on his immunity as Delhi is one of the hotspots in India and Manipur or closer places don't have such facilities, though Manipur is quite safe in terms if the coronavirus spread with only two reported cases so far.
Doctors in Delhi had asked Dingko to come to the capital around 10 days ago and he had even booked a flight for April 19, hoping that the lockdown will be eased by April 15.
“We are at our wit’s end. It’s an extremely worrying time. He has constant high fever and is weakening each day. He has even lost his calm and humour.” his wife Babai Devi was quoted as saying, reports The Times of India.
He is currently at his village Sketa, near Imphal and his condition is steadily deteriorating. Travelling to Delhi is not advisable and hence Guwahati and Kolkata are on the list with both the places being 550km and 1500km respectively. If they were to hire an ambulance to Guwahati, it will take them 15 hours to reach the hospital at the other end.
The ILBS doctors are hoping that the advised course of treatment helps buy him some time before he can be shifted to Delhi.