Spice jet Air Ambulance will be flying Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh from Imphal to Delhi to help him resume his treatment for liver cancer.
“The air ambulance service will be provided free of charge to the Padma awardee,” SpiceJet said in a statement.
“The decision to fly Dingko to Delhi was taken by SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh who is also the President of the Boxing Federation of India. The air ambulance service was launched by SpiceJet through its 100 per cent subsidiary this year with the aim to offer immediate assistance in case of critical emergencies,” It added.
Due to coronavirus pandemic situation, The 41 year old boxing champion was scheduled to go for a undergo radiation therapy a fortnight back but couldn’t come to delhi because of the lockdown. A spice jet team did the arrangements and contacted Ajay singh for his travel to Delhi.
“It was really unfortunate that Dingko Singh missed his treatment session due to the ongoing lockdown. It is a matter of great privilege for SpiceJet to offer its air ambulance service to our national hero and fly him from Imphal to Delhi for his treatment,” Ajay Singh said.
He also added that “Dingko has won many big bouts for India and we pray that he emerges victorious in his fight against liver cancer. In these difficult times, all of us have a responsibility to assist our government and fellow citizens in every way possible”.
On April 21, Dingko will be airlifted after the veteran boxer sought out the help from Union sports Ministry and this is confirmed by RK Sacheti executive director of BFI.
“BFI president Ajay Singh today spoke to Dingko Singh and assured him for giving him desired help. A special SpiceJet air ambulance will airlift Dingko Singh to Delhi on April 25,” Sacheti had told.
He added “His radiation is here, so the doctors have given the date. As a result, BFI is airlifting him”.
Dingko is currently in Imphal and doctors said, had asked him for the undergo radiation but it can only be done in Delhi. He was unable to travel to Delhi because of the Nation Wide Lockdown until May 3.
The Boxer said that he also planned to go to Delhi by road in an ambulance but the doctors denied him and adviced him would not be good for health. Then, Dingko asked for help from the Sports Ministry to get him to Delhi for his treatment.