“Union Minister Shripad Naik is aware and recovers”: senior health official


Shripad Naik was injured while his wife Vijaya died in a car accident. (FILE)


Union Minister Shripad Naik, admitted to a Goan hospital after encountering an accident, is conscious and recovering and has been removed from the ventilator, a senior health official said Wednesday evening.

In a medical bulletin, Dr Shivanand Bandekar, dean of Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where Mr Naik was admitted, said a team from the Institute of Medical Sciences of India believed that ‘it was not necessary to move it. in Delhi.

In the morning, AIIMS doctors extubated Naik (removed the inserted tube to help him breathe) and he was put under a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC), Dr Bandekar said.

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Mr. Naik’s blood pressure, pulse, urinary and blood parameters were normal, he was taking oral fluids and responding to all oral commands, the dean said.

The AIIMS team was continuously monitoring Mr Naik’s progress with the doctors at GMCH, he said.

Earlier today, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Mr Naik was recovering and there was no need to move him to New Delhi for further treatment.

The AIIMS team led by Dr S Rajeshwari was “satisfied with the line of treatment,” Mr Sawant said.

Mr. Naik, Union Minister of State for Defense and AYUSH, is aware and is speaking, he said.

“He spoke to me in the morning. We are giving him the best treatment at GMCH,” Mr. Sawant said.


Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited GMCH on Tuesday, said that if necessary, Naik would be transferred to New Delhi for further processing.

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The AIIMS team arrived in Goa on Tuesday evening and visited Mr Naik at the government GMCH located in Porvorim.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday evening at GMCH, one of the AIIMS team members said: “We are happy with his breathing, blood pressure and other health parameters. We have seen him and him. advised to remove it from the ventilator tomorrow (Wednesday). “

Mr Naik was injured, while his wife Vijaya and an assistant died on Monday when their car crashed near Ankola in the Uttar Kannada district on the way back to his home state of Goa from Dharmasthala in neighboring Karnataka.

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Dr Bandekar had said on Tuesday that when Naik was brought to GMCH he was critical and four major surgeries were performed on him.

Dr Bandekar had also said that Naik would continue to be in the hospital for another 10 to 15 days and that it would take at least three to four months to fully recover.

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