The Sports Ministry on Monday disbursed Rs 10 lakh for the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who’s affected by a persistent kidney ailment and is at present on dialysis. The money, sanctioned below the Pandit (*10*) Upadhaya National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, was given to his spouse Shivjeet Singh.
Speaking in regards to the determination to increase monetary assist to Singh, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju stated, “MP Singh ji has contributed richly to hockey both as a player and a coach. His physical condition is a matter of great concern for all of us.
“Kidney treatment is an expensive treatment and we wanted to extend as much financial support as we could.
“I have also spoken to Mahesh Sharma ji, who is the Member of Parliament of Noida where MP Singh ji lives and a letter has also been sent from his office to PM Relief Fund so that the hospital bills can be paid through the fund.” Recently, the Sports Minister met Shivjeet Singh and a number of other other veteran hockey gamers to guarantee them of help from the Ministry. MP Singh, who additionally served because the coach of the Indian hockey staff, was an impressive participant who represented the nation at numerous worldwide occasions, together with the 1988 Summer Olympics. PTI SSC PM PM