Zika scare: Karnataka government to bear treatment cost of athlete Sudha Singh

Published: 23rd August 2016 04:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 04:26 PM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Karnataka government has decided to bear the treatment expense of Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who is admitted in a private hospital in Bengaluru on her return after participating in the 3000 metre Steeplechase at the Rio Olympics.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, announcing the decision said that he had instructed Karnataka Olympic Association President and MLC K Govinda Raju, who is also the Chief Minister's Parliamentary Secretary to visit the hospital and ensure best medical care for Sudha Singh.

Sudha Singh who was admitted to the hospital for fever, tiredness and dehydration on her arrival at the Sports Authority of India hostel has given blood samples for tests to check for the Zika virus.

She has been kept in an isolation ward and is showing signs of recovery, doctors from SAI and the Karnataka health and family welfare department who are monitoring the health of the athlete said.

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