Asian Games gold-winning boxer Dingko Singh was on Saturday airlifted from Imphal to the capital for his liver cancer treatment.
Dingko’s transfer to Delhi by a Spicejet air ambulance was facilitated by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) after he missed a scheduled radiation therapy session due to the ongoing coronavirus-forced national lockdown. The boxer was accompanied by his wife Ngangom Babai Devi.
The 41-year-old was due to undergo radiation therapy a fortnight back but could not come to Delhi because of the lockdown.
BFI president Ajay Singh, who is also the chairman and managing director of SpiceJet, personally took the initiative to fly out Dingko after learning about his deteriorating health.
“I am to happy share that Dingko, our champion boxer, has reached Delhi and has been taken to hospital for further treatment. SpiceJet is honoured to have provided its air ambulance service to our national hero and fly him to Delhi for his treatment and we wish him a speedy recovery,” said Ajay Singh.
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