New Delhi, Jul 2: The Union Sports minister Dr Jitendra Singh today announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for ailing Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahid, who is undergoing treatment for serious liver and kidney ailment at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon. Also Read - Sports Ministry Sanctions Vinesh Phogat And Her Team's 40-day Training Camp in Hungary
“All medical expenses for Md Shahid reimbursed + Rs 10L from @YASMinistry at immediate disposal for overhead expenses,” sports minister Jitendra Singh tweeted after paying a visit to the ailing hockey legend. Dr Singh, who himself is a diabetologist also tweeted about the diagnosis done by the visiting doctors. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Sanctions Rs 5 Lakh Each to Two Sportspersons Facing Financial Hardships
“Discussed Md. Shahid case with attending doctors. Suffering from Hepatic Failure with Hepato-renal syndrome,” he also tweeted. Shahid’s medical expenses are being taken care by his employers Indian Railways.(Also Read: Union Sports Ministry to provide Rs 1 lakh per month to Rio-bound athletes) Also Read - Sports Ministry, IOA to Approach Supreme Court to Challenge Delhi HC Order On Granting Recogntition to NSFs
Known for his artistic stickwork, Shahid was a member of the V Baskaran led Indian team that won its last gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Shahid was also a part of the team that won silver at the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.