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Odisha’s former Boxer Ramuri gets medical aid from health workers

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Bhubaneswar: A week after heart-rending tale of former Boxer Ramuri Singhrai was reported in media, assistance poured in for him for his treatment to cure paralysis.

Few health workers on Wednesday visited the slum in Rourkela where Ramuri is residing and examined his health condition.

The team led by Urban Help’s State Programme Manager Sushant Kumar Mishra expressed concern over health condition of Ramuri, who is suffering from paralysis for the long time. The team decided to admit him to the Indira Gandhi Hospital for conducting further medical tests today.

The team will take steps for the speedy recovery of Ramuri from the disease.

The medical assistance was lent by few health workers following the approach of a sports lover identified as Rudra Prasanna Rath, who was overwhelmed to read the media report published in Sambad and its sister concern in digital platform Odisha Sun Times (OST). On his request, a team of health workers reached the home of Ramuri and assured him to live a normal life.

Veteran sportsperson Ramuri Singhrai (42), who was the star icon in boxing during 80s and 90s, is now struggling for survival. He spends days in hunger and suffers from paralysis post retirement from game.

Born on January 7, 1975 in Rourkela, the Jharkhand-origin Ramuri had entered the Boxing ring at the age of only 10. He had bagged golds, silvers, bronzes for the State in national competitions till 1995. He quit the sports in 1998 under pressure in family and financial crisis.

Although, he remained active in boxing as the coach, but he had to stop it after his health condition deteriorated.

Away from government assistance, he is now living a miserable life with his wife Sukrumani at Kandari slum located in sector 7 in Odisha’s steel city Rourkela.