The state of health of Union Minister Shripad Naik, who is undergoing treatment at a Goa hospital following an accident, has improved and he is responding to treatment, a senior official said on Thursday. hospital.
Mr Naik, 68, continues to be on a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC-an oxygen supply system), an official from Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where the minister is admitted, told PTI. .
A joint team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and GMCH are monitoring the minister’s health, he said.
“His condition has improved a lot and he is recovering. He is responding to treatment,” said the official.
The AIIMS team arrived in Goa on Tuesday and reviewed the state of health of the Union Minister of State for Defense and AYUSH.
The AIIMS medical team extubated Mr Naik (removed the inserted tube to help him breathe) on Wednesday and he was put on HFNC, the official said.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Wednesday that Mr Naik was conscious and recovering.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited GMCH on Tuesday, said if necessary, Naik would be transferred to New Delhi for further processing.
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.
GMCH Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar said on Tuesday that when Mr Naik was brought to GMCH on Monday evening he was critical and four major surgeries were performed on him.
Bandekar 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.