Pinki shifted to city-based B R Singh Hospital

Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik, who was injured in a road accident near Purulia, was today shifted to city-based B R Singh Hospital.

Kolkata: Asian Games gold medalist Pinki
Pramanik, who was injured in a road accident near Purulia, was
today shifted to city-based B R Singh Hospital.

According to coach of the West Bengal Athletic
Association Ashish Sengupta, Pinki`s condition was out of
danger as the athlete was able to move today.

But the condition of her father, Durgacharan Pramanik, is
still "very critical" and is being treated at the Tata Main
Hospital in Jamshedpur.

"She has sustained deep cuts on her forehead, eyebrow,
jaw and knees, for which she underwent stitches. She had a
light walk today and her condition is not dangerous. She has
been admitted at the Intensive Therapy Unit," Sengupta said.

"But she is having terrible back pain. X-ray would be
done tomorrow and doctors would tell us the exact status. But
from my assessment she should be able to take the field within
a couple of months," he added.

West Bengal Sports minister Kanti Ganguly today visited
the Railway athlete at the Sealdah-based Eastern Railway
hospital.

A member of the Indian quartet who won gold in the 4x400m
relay in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, Pinki was yesterday
returning home to Bagmundi village after inaugurating the
Purulia Athletic Championship at Manbhum Stadium when her car
collided with an another vehicle.

PTI

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