Sports Ministry sanctions ₹5 lakh for treatment of young archer

Indian archer Pragati suffered a brain hemorrhage on May 5 and went through a surgery the following day. Since then, she has been on ventilator support.

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The Union Sports Ministry on Tuesday sanctioned a financial assistance of ₹5 lakh for the treatment of 16-year-old Delhi-based archer Pragati.

Pragati, who competed in the World youth archery championship in Madrid last year, suffered a brain haemorrhage on May 5 and went through a surgery the following day. Since then, the 2019 ISSF championship gold medalist has been on ventilator support.

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According to sources, an expense of around ₹16 lakh has been incurred so far on Pragati’s treatment. Of the total expenses, ₹5 lakh has been paid from the Khelo India Games insurance. An Archery Association of India (AAI) official informed Sportstar about the Ministry’s decision.

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