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Rathore releases additional Rs 5 lakh for Limba's treatment


NEW DELHI: Ailing Indian archery legend Limba Ram will now have an extra Rs five lakh in health insurance. Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has announced that the Ministry is releasing the extra price range.

Limba, 46 and one of the crucial legends of Indian sport, with a world record to his identify, is desperately on the lookout for price range to get a life-threatening neurological illness treated. Limba, who had come within touching distance of profitable the bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, has been admitted to AIIMS in a six-bed unit of the overall category ward, combating a grim battle towards a neuro-degenerative disease (a couple of gadget atrophy) which has only worsened with time.


The medical doctors visiting Limba instructed NewsTread he may have evolved Parkinson's disease, however a affirmation is topic to additional exams and scans. There's an opportunity that he is also operated upon in coming days for a spinal factor, however that'll also depend on additional clinical exam.


"The doctors say his illness is not curable, but is very much controllable. All my husband needs is good medical treatment which he's getting here with all doctors so supportive and sympathetic towards him. It's just that we need the financial support to continue his treatment. Private hospitals in Delhi will charge a fortune, so we can't take him there," his spouse, Merian Jenny, instructed TOI.


It's no longer that the Archery Association of India (AAI), led through its former president BVP Rao, or the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have not come ahead to lend a hand the former India coach. In reality, after Rao wrote to SAI director general Neelam Kapur, apprising her about Limba's deteriorating health and his urgent admission to a city clinic, she prompt the SAI officers to make all efforts to get the archer admitted to AIIMS at the earliest.


Two SAI officers ensured Limba's hassle-free admission at AIIMS, while also making it some extent to discuss with him ceaselessly. SAI has also made the association for Jenny's keep at the residential hostel within the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) stadium complex. In reality, SAI secretary SS Chhabra has also written to the sports ministry to consider Limba's matter for monetary assistance as a unique case and free up the monetary grant at the earliest.


The letter used to be written on April 25, 2019, however so far, the grant hasn't been launched.


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