Kolkata: The Archery Association of India (AAI) on Saturday said it is in touch with the Sports Ministry to facilitate the treatment of ailing three-time Olympian Limba Ram, who is suffering from a neuro-degenerative condition.
The 47-year old has developed swelling in both his legs after the prescribed injections could not be procured and administered due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Limba and his wife Merian Jenny have been staying at the residential hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi for more than a year.
"I informed the AAI president (Arjun Munda) immediately after learning about his condition. Our team has already got in touch with them and we are making the necessary arrangements," AAI secretary general Pramod Chandurkar told PTI.
Limba, who came close to winning a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) before the lockdown. He has now been referred to the GB Pant Hospital.
"But it's not feasible for them to go there and get him treated regularly so we have requested the sports ministry to make alternative arrangements for the treatment of Limba," he added....