Lucknow: National-level player Arunima Sinha who lost her leg after being pushed off a speeding train in Bareilly will undergo treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The 23-year-old was shifted to the AIIMS on Monday evening after it was detected that her amputated left leg had been infected.

Amidst the political tug-of-war between the Centre and state government over Arunima’s treatment, the Mayawati government sent her to Delhi for the treatment by state plane. The UP government has also offered the injured player a job.

While Arunima’s sister Lakshmi accompanied her in the aircraft, arrangements are being made for sending her mother Gyanbala and brother Rahul through a train.

Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken reached the trauma centre of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) around 3.30 pm and met the head of orthopedic department Prof G K Singh along with the team of doctors attending Arunima.

Apprising the Minister of her condition, CSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof D K Gupta said that she was improving and out of danger. “Arunima underwent a surgery on Sunday,” said the V-C, adding: “It was wise to move her to receive a better treatment.”

Meanwhile, State Sports Minister Awadh Pal reached the hospital on Monday morning and met the injured player. The Minister also offered her a job in the sports department.

 
JPN/Bureau