A renowned Hockey Veteran player Mohammad Shahid, who is suffering from liver and kidney ailment from the last week is getting better at Medanta hospital.
Shahid was admitted to Medanta hospital on Wednesday night. He started talking with his family and visitors on Sunday morning.
“He underwent dialysis on Sunday evening after which his health has started improving,” said his 26-year-old son Mohammad Saif, who is a student at Varanasi’s DAV College.
Moreover, many people including Indian Hockey team captain Zafar Iqbal, Shahid’s wife Parveen Shahid, son Mohammad Saif and daughter Heena Shahid interacted with him at the hospital.
“Thankfully, he seems to be recovering fast. Doctors told us that his condition is better than before,” said Parveen, his wife.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union sports minister proclaimed a funding of Rs 10 lakh for Shahid. He was honoured by gold medal in 1980.
“All medical expenses for Mohd Shahid will be reimbursed + `10 lakh from @YASMinistry at immediate disposal for overhead expenses. (sic),” the minister tweeted after visiting Shahid.
The medical expenses will be taken care of by the railway people.
Shahid is well known hockey player. He is known for his fantabulous skills. He was a member of the V Baskaran and also a part of the national team that won a silver medal at the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.
He was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 1981 and awarded Padma Shri in 1986. He is posted at the Diesel Loco Works factory in Varanasi since 1996.
51 yr old player, Shahid told their family members of stomachache in Varanasi after which he was taken to Sir Sunder Lal (SSL) Hospital in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for a check-up. He has been recovering from jaundice over the past month and was shifted from Varanasi to Medanta on Wednesday.