NEW DELHI: Former Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who represented the Indian hockey team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has been hospitalised here with both of his kidneys damaged. He now seeks a matching donor, who can donate one of his kidneys.
The 59-year-old Singh was diagnosed with a kidney ailment in 2017. The family, which has been promised financial help from the Sports Ministry, says his condition worsened a month ago. Since then, he has been on regular dialysis.
“We need help with a match who can donate his kidney to him. We have been in touch with the Sports Ministry and they have promised financial help,” Singh’s wife, Shivjit Kaur, told Timesofindia.com.
The former defender, who also played the 1986 World Cup and is also an Arjuna awardee, has been admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
He needs a kidney donor of the AB+ blood group.