Thursday 21 Jan 2021

Shripad's condition improving, now off ventilator: CM


A three-member team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences arrived in Goa late on Tuesday night and rushed to Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim to review the health condition of Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik. Naik’s vehicle met with a horrific accident on January 11 near Hillur-Hosakambi village in Ankola taluka of Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada district and Naik’s wife, Vijaya, and his close aide, Dipak Ghume, lost their life.

AIIMS team has said that Naik is stable and that there is no need to shift him to Delhi.

Speaking to reporters after visiting Naik, Dr Rajashree from AIIMS said, “The management in this hospital is very good. We are very satisfied about his status vis a vis the bleeding and blood pressure and other things. We have seen him and given a bit of advice on how to take him off the ventilator on Wednesday. We will make more decisions later about his management. As of now, he is quite stable. Presently,there doesn’t seem to be any need to shift him to Delhi. He is very well looked after here. We might not have to stay here for long and the team of doctors here is very good.”

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant accompanied the AIIMS team on Tueaday night as well as on Wednesday morning for Naik’s check-up. “He is talking again. He spoke to his son. His parameters are all stable now and he has been taken off the ventilator. He is on High Flow Nasal oxygen and he will be monitored minutely for 24 hours more. Our expert team will keep the AIIMS doctors appraised of his progress,” CM Sawant said.

Last rites of  Vijaya Naik today at Adpai

PANAJI: Mortal remains of late Vijaya Shripad Naik will be placed at Sao Pedro residence between 9.30 am and 10.30 am on January 14 for well wishers to pay their last respects. Thereafter, the family will proceed towards their ancestral home at Adpai where the last rites will be performed at 1.30 pm.

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