Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman invited by AIIMS association for medical treatment

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 12, 2018 4:38:54 pm

Swapna Barman celebrates after winning the gold medal. (PTI File Photo)

Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Swapna Barman has been invited by AIIMS Resident Doctor’s Association in New Delhi to treat her tooth infection and back pain. The invitation came a few days after Barman’s coach Subhas Sarkar said that the heptathlete is scheduled to undergo medical tests and may consider surgery for her ailments.

A tweet from the official Twitter handle of AIIMS Resident Doctor’s Association sent the 21-year-old a message in which they described her as “the nation’s pride” and offered to give her the “best possible treatment available”.

“You brought smiles on the faces of a million Indians, it is now our turn to make you smile without pain and suffering. The 2,000 resident doctors at AIIMS will work hard to ensure that you have the best possible treatment available,” the message reportedly said.

Barman was reportedly scheduled to undergo tests and was considering surgery for a problematic lower back. The athlete has faced back problems since the 2017 Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar.

Swapna Barman became the first Indian athlete to win the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Asian Games.

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