The Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dinko Singh will be brought here on 25 April by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to resume his treatment of liver cancer.
Dinko was unable to receive pre-determined radiation therapy due to the nationwide lockdown caused by the corona virus. The 41-year-old Dinko, who was living in Imphal, was to have radiation therapy a fortnight ago but could not come to Delhi due to the lockdown.
BFI Executive Director RK Sacheti said, “He was approached and arranged to be brought to an air ambulance here so that his radiation therapy could continue.”
Earlier, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had urged the Manipur government to examine the condition of the boxer and provide all possible help for his treatment.
Arjun and Padma Award winner Dinko are battling liver cancer. This bantamweight boxer from Manipur won a gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.
Sacheti said, “His condition is stable but yes, he needs radiation therapy. This is quite important. It is best to bring him here because the doctors here have been treating him for some time and know about his illness. ‘