Sonepat, Oct 15: Para-Archer Ankit was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during a national camp at the Sports Authority of India’s Northern Regional Centre here.
"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.
The Para-Archery camp had started on October 5th. All campers including eight archers had reported to the camp after submitting their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports. "As per the SOPs set up for the camp, samples of all campers were taken on October 12th for re-testing where Ankit’s report was found to be positive," it said.
Further, it added, "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 October 5.