Legendary runner Milkha Singh’s daughter Mona Singh is attending to the deadly COVID-19 patients in New York as an Emergency Room doctor. The novel coronavirus has affected thousands of New Yorkers as the city is one of the hardest hit by the virus. The state’s first coronavirus case was reported on March 1. The US-based daughter of the sprinter works at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, and for a couple of weeks now she has been attending to emergency patients of the novel coronavirus.
- Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh’s US-based daughter Mona Singh is a doctor at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. She is attending to emergency patients of COVID-19.
- She checks the patients, stabilises them, performs intubation (insertion of artificial ventilation tube into a patient) before they are sent to special wards to quarantine the COVID-19 patients: Mona’s brother said.
Her brother ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh tweeted:
So very proud of my sister. She says she feel like she is running a marathon every day. Every life saved is her reward. https://t.co/GqiQIvahPD
— Jeev Milkha Singh (@JeevMilkhaSingh) April 20, 2020
Singh is an ER doctor whose job is to solely reduce mortality rates of the infected admitted in the hospital. “She is basically an ER (Emergency Room) doctor in Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. So, when someone comes with the coronavirus symptoms, she has to treat them,” Jeev told PTI.
Talking about Mona’s responsibilities Jeev said, “She checks the patients, stabilises them, performs intubation (insertion of artificial ventilation tube into a patient) before they are sent to special wards to quarantine the COVID-19 patients.”
The 54-year-old Mona received her degree from the Patiala Medical College and moved to the USA to practice. She has been working there for more than 20 years. “I am so proud of her. She says it is like running a marathon every day. She has been working five days a week, sometimes day shifts, sometimes night shifts, 12-hour shifts and it is tough but she has to do the job as best as she can. We keep asking how she is feeling and if there are any symptoms. I tell her to stay positive and boost her immune system,” the 48-year-old golfer from Chandigarh said.
As dreaded Coronavirus cases rise in the world, it has already claimed more than 40,000 lives in the US alone adding to the more than 1.5 lakh deaths worldwide.
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