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After Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's intervention, SAI extends medical help to ailing Assam footballer

608   //    02 Apr 2018, 23:39 IST

Sumit Rabha is the player suffering from kidney failure
Sumit Rabha is the player suffering from kidney failure

What's the story?

In a whirlwind few days for young Guwahati footballer Sumit Rabha, there is finally some good news for him and his family members after Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials confirmed via their official Twitter account that the youngster had been admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and that treatment in this regard has started. A detailed medical report on the promising talent is expected tomorrow morning.

In case you didn't know...

The only reason that SAI officials made the effort to contact immediate medical services in Guwahati was that Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore responded to repeated pleas from Guwahati City FC to help the ailing footballer who comes from a humble background and did not have the means to pay for his own treatment. Rathore tweeted out and ensured that medical care would be provided to the player by SAI officials immediately.

The heart of the matter

Now, it has been confirmed that indeed steps were taken by the media personnel of the SAI after Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore confirmed that all necessary measures and possible support would be provided to the talented footballer from Guwahati.

The medical emergency is reported to have been two kidney failures with a kidney transplant being immediately required in order to save the life of the gifted player. Dynamic as he has been, Rathore kept his word and treatment has begun on young Sumit Rabha.

What's next?

The next medical update on Rabha's condition is expected tomorrow, but it is all in a day's work for the Sports Minister who continues to focus on making Indian sports a viable career for aspiring youngsters.

Author's take

Credit has to go to the entire SAI team for their proactiveness in ensuring that immediate medical care was provided to the youth and hopefully such quick action can be taken on a regular basis.