Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Says Accident-Hit Union Minister Shripad Naik Is Now Stable

Defence Minister Update People Of Union Minister Shripad Naik’s Condition

Highlights:

  • Union Minister Shripad Naik stable, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
  • Shripad Naik had met with an accident in Goa and was admitted in Goa Medical College and Hospital
  • Shripad Naik could be transferred to Delhi for treatment

The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday, visited the Union Minister Shripad Naik, who recently met with an accident in the neighbouring state Karnataka and was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panji.

Rajnath Singh said Shripad is now stable and the doctors have announced he is out of danger.

Singh, who arrived at the INS Hansa base in Goa in a special flight today afternoon at around 2:40 PM, reached the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where Naik is being treated.

The 68 years old Union Minister of State for Defence and Ayush, Naik, underwent surgeries at the government-run hospital during the night, said a senior official from the hospital.

The official said, Naik’s health condition is not stable.

Rajnath Singh said, “I’d spoken to Goa CM after the accident, PM (Narendra Modi) had spoken to him too. PM had then called me up and expressed distress. He then asked me to come here (Goa), I was thinking the same. Shripad Naik is stable, doctors say that he doesn’t seem to be in any danger as of now”.

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The Union Minister added, “Doctors have spoken to AIIMS Director (Delhi), a team will come to Goa and consult with the doctors. If needed, he might be taken to Delhi for treatment. It depends on the doctors here”.

Naik sustained injuries whereas his wife Vijaya and an aide could not survive the injuries and were pronounced dead on Monday when their car met with the accident near Ankola in Uttar Kannada district.

Naik met with the accident when he was returning to home state Goa from Dharmasthala in neighbouring Karnataka.

Late Monday night, the Member of Parliament from Goa for BJP, Naik, was shifted to the GMCH near Panaji.

On Monday night, Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, said that Naik’s condition was critical earlier but now he has been termed “stable”.

Chief Minister Sawant said, “A team of doctors led by Dean of GMCH Dr Shivanand Bandekar is treating him. We are giving him the best medical care”.

Goa’s Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane said another medical team was on standby to ensure the best treatment for Naik.

Rajnath Singh also spoke to Sawant on Monday about speedy medical treatment of the BJP MP Shripad Naik.

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