Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh has recovered from COVID-19, testing unfavorable for the lethal virus on Friday over a month after the cancer-stricken legend was hospitalised in Imphal.
Back at his home, however in isolation for the following fortnight, Dingko spoke to PTI concerning the ordeal he endured, together with 5 constructive checks since his hospitalisation in the final week of May.
“It was a very difficult one month. I can’t thank enough the doctors and nurses, who treated me. I am indebted to them for life,” the enigmatic former boxer, who can be battling liver most cancers, stated.
“I tested positive five times during my stay in hospital. It was very traumatising because I would see people, who came after me, leave before me. But somehow I kept going thanks to the doctors and nurses,” he recalled.
Dingko’s ordeal started when he was flown to Delhi for radiation remedy to deal with his most cancers.
However, he was identified with jaundice on touchdown right here and the session needed to cancelled.
With flights nonetheless not in operation due to pandemic-forced lockdown, Dingko took an arduous 2400km journey back to Manipur.
Upon reaching Imphal, he examined constructive for COVID-19, including one other one to the well being challenges he was already battling. But the 41-year-old fought via.
“It was not easy but I told myself “ladna hai toh ladna hai”. I was not prepared to give up, no one should. Now my jaundice has also come under control and I would be all clear to continue my radiation therapy soon,” he stated.
“I am very thankful to the Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh, Executive Director R K Sacheti and Secretary General Jay Kowli for constantly checking on me during this time,” he added.
The swashbuckling former bantamweight boxer gained the Asian Games gold in the 1998 version in Bangkok.
He was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1998 and was offered the nation’s fourth highest civilian honour — the Padma Shri — in 2013.
A maverick, who impressed the likes of six-time world champion M C Mary Kom, Dingko is employed with the Indian Navy and likewise labored as a coach earlier than ill-health confined him to his home.
“I am isolated on the top floor of my house here (Imphal) but I am just so happy to be back home. Everyone is celebrating, people from my village came to give their good wishes. I couldn’t meet them but I am happy they cared,” he stated.
Dingko stated he can be back in Delhi someday later for a verify up however for now, he would not even need to take into consideration being in the nationwide capital.
“I don’t want to hear about Delhi for some time. I have gone through so much there. I will come for a check up but that will be later. For now, I am just overwhelmed by a feeling of relief,” he stated.
Dingko has been battling ill-health for numerous years now, beginning with the liver most cancers, for which he’s being handled since 2017.