Kolkata: The gender of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik could not be established at the Barasat General Hospital on Tuesday as it did not have the facilities, and the case was sought to be referred to the better equipped SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.
"There was ambiguity in the reports we got. We don't have the facilities for chromosome and hormone tests. We did the ultrasonography, but all the tests could not be done", Chief Medical Officer of North 24 Parganas district Dr Sukanta Sil said after Pramanik's medical tests lasting about three hours.
X-ray, scan and blood samples could not be taken because of lack of proper facilities at the Barasat General Hospital, where the athlete was taken.