Milkha Singh’s Doctor Daughter Fights COVID-19 From Front In New York Hospital

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New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh’s daughter and ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh’s elder sister Mona, is a doctor with a sportsperson’s winning streak, quite like her father and brother. Dr Mona is attending to COVID-19 patients at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York.

“She is basically an ER (Emergency Room) doctor. So, when someone comes with the coronavirus symptoms, she has to treat them,” Jeev, a four-time European Tour champion, told PTI.

“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,” he added.

The 54-year-old Mona passed out of Patiala Medical College before moving to the USA in the ’90s. 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.”

The 48-year-old from Chandigarh said the job is a stressful one and sometimes he feels scared for her.

“I feel worried. When you are treating people, anything can happen, so we talk to her everyday. My mom and dad also keep checking on her.

 

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