- 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”.
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”.
रक्षा राज्य मंत्री श्री श्रीपद नाइक के स्वास्थ्य और उनके चल रहे इलाज के संबंध में जानकारी लेने के लिए मैं आज गोवा जाऊँगा। संकट और दुःख की इस घड़ी में ईश्वर उनके परिवार को संबल और शक्ति प्रदान करें।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 12, 2021
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”.
All the health parameters of Union Minister Shri Shripad Bhau Naik are stable and he is undergoing treatment at ICU of Goa Medical College.— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) January 11, 2021
Goa’s Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane said another medical team was on standby to ensure the best treatment for Naik.
Really shocked to hear about the news of Shri @shripadynaik Ji’s car accident. Our team of doctors at Goa Medical College & Hospital are on standby to ensure the best treatment for his recuperation. Shall be personally monitoring the same— VishwajitRane (@visrane) January 11, 2021
Praying for his speedy recovery 🙏🏻
Had a detailed interaction with Dr. Bandekar and other doctors to review the health condition of Hon’ble Union Minister for AYUSH Shri @shripadynaik Ji who underwent several surgeries.— VishwajitRane (@visrane) January 12, 2021
He is stable at the moment and is being closely monitored by the team of doctors at GMC.
Rajnath Singh also spoke to Sawant on Monday about speedy medical treatment of the BJP MP Shripad Naik.