Indian Railways is taking care of Olympic gold medallist Mohammad Shahid’s medical expenses


Former national captain Mohammad Shahid, who is fighting for survival due to liver and kidney problems, will have all his medical expenses taken care of by Indian Railways.

The 1980 Moscow Olympics gold medallist, Shahid, 56, was admitted to Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse. He was airlifted on Tuesday evening from Varanasi.

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Indian Railways, for whom Shahid played in the National Competitions, today said they are taking full care of the medical expenses of the former hockey player.

“The formalities and paperwork are complete. Mr Shahid’s full treatment will be taken care by Indian Railways,” a senior source in RSPB told PTI.

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His condition is reportedly better than yesterday.

Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay also today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide assistance for Shahid’s treatment.

Shahid was a part of India’s last Olympic gold medal winning team. He was also a member of the 1982 and 1986 Asian Games squad which won silver and bronze respectively.

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