Para-archer Ankit hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, says Sports Authority of India

The national camp for the para-archers began with eight athletes on 5 October. 'To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday,' SAI said in a statement.

Press Trust of India October 14, 2020 20:19:16 IST
Para-archer Ankit hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, says Sports Authority of India

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Sonepat: Para-archer Ankit was on Wednesday hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during a national camp at the Sports Authority of India's Northern Regional Centre.

The national camp for the para-archers began with eight athletes on 5 October. "To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday," SAI said in a statement.

All campers had reported to the after centre submitting negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports.

"As per the Standard Operating Procedure set up for the camp, samples of all campers were taken on 12 October for re-testing where Ankit's report was found to be positive," SAI said.

"He was immediately shifted to the isolation ward created above the medical centre at the SAI NRC Sonepat, before being moved to the hospital."

As part of the 'Khelo India Phir Se' initiative, SAI resumed sporting activities of Tokyo Olympics bound para-athletes and athletes in its National Centre of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country, in a phased manner from 5 October.

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