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Para-Archer Ankit Hospitalised After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Para-archer Ankit was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat.© AFP

Para-archer Ankit, who is part of the nationwide camp at Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Northern Regional Centre Sonepat, was on Wednesday hospitalised after testing optimistic for coronavirus. “To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat,” SAI stated in an official assertion. The Para-Archery camp had commenced on October 5 and all campers together with eight archers had reported to the camp after submitting their unfavourable Covid RT-PCR check stories.

“As per the standard operating procedure (SOPs) set up for the camp, samples of all campers were taken on October 12 for re-testing where Ankit’s report was found to be positive,” stated SAI.

“He was immediately shifted to the isolation ward created above the medical centre at the SAI NRC Sonepat, before being moved to the hospital,” it added.

Also, the National Shooting Camp for core Olympic shooters can be happening at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range as introduced final week for a interval of two months from October 15 to December 17.


All the shooters and coaches should bear a COVID-19 check, which can be carried out on the lodge and it is going to be organized by the NRAI.

The NRAI will make boarding and lodging preparations at a lodge close by the venue, for which the SAI will present assist as per current norms. From the lodge to the entry to the capturing vary, it is going to be the duty of the NRAI to keep up the SOPs to be able to maintain a safe bio-bubble.

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