Shripad’s Naik health condition is stable: Pramod Sawant

The health condition of Union minister Shripad Naik, currently being treated at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Goa after getting injured in a road accident in adjoining Karnataka, is stable, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

Naik’s wife Vijaya and an aide died in the road accident which occurred on Monday when their car met with the accident near Ankola in Uttar Kannada district, while he was returning to home state Goa from Dharmasthala in Karnataka.

Naik, the BJP MP from North Goa, was later shifted to the GMCH. Sawant said the condition of the Union minister was critical earlier, but now he is stable.

A team of doctors led by Dean of GMCH Dr Shivanand Bandekar is treating him. We are giving him the best medical care, the chief minister said.

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said another medical team is on a standby to ensure best treatment for Naik.

Rane tweeted Really shocked to hear about the news of Shri @shripadynaik Jis car accident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant directing him to provide the best of the treatment to Union Ayush Minister and Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik met with a horrific road accident on Monday. Defence Minister Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too dialled Goa CM asking him to make arrangement for Naik to be flown to Delhi for better treatment if the need arises.