Union Sport Ministry announced that it will cover all medical expenses of ailing former hockey player Mohammed Shahid and gave an additional grant of Rs.10 lakh for overhead expenses. Shahid, who was part of India’s Gold medal winning Olympics team in 1980, has been suffering from a serious liver and kidney ailment and has been battling for his life at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital.
In the past few days his condition had worsened with doctors claiming that he would need a liver transplant to survive.
Mohammad Shahidis an senior officer in the Indian Railways. Indian Express
Shahid is a senior officer with the Indian Railways. The ministry had recently received a lot of flak for not helping Shahid with his treatment.
Indian Railways quickly released the funds entitled to Mohammad Shahid as per his ‘Class 1’ officer ranking with the Railways.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh tweeted that Shahid is suffering from ‘Hepatic Failure with Hepato-renal syndrome’.
Back in the hey days, Shahid was known for his artistic stickwork in the field.
File Photo of Mohammad Shahid PTI
Beside the Olympic Gold, Shahid had also been part of the team that won Silver at 1982’s Delhi Asiad and Bronze at 1986’s Seoul Asiad.