Goa: Naik recovering well, wounds healing, says GMCH dean

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(Eds: Adds details from health bulletin) Panaji, Jan 16 (PTI) Union minister Shripad Naik is recovering well and his wounds were healing, a health bulletin from the Goa Medical College and Hospital said on Saturday.

Naik (68), the Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH, met with an accident in neighbouring Karnataka earlier this week, in which his wife and aide were killed.

In the bulletin, GMCH Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar said 'all his vital parameters including blood pressure, pulse rate, and oxygen levels are within normal limits' adding that 'Naik continues to be on high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygenation.' 'All his blood values are within normal limits. His left upper limb and left lower limb dressings were changed today. The wounds are looking better than before and healing well. Left wrist and elbow passive mobilization has been done, and he has been started on semi solid diet,' the bulletin quoted Bandekar as saying.

The GMCH dean said Naik's left hip and knee have been positively mobilized, and he was tolerating bedside physiotherapy well.

Earlier in the day, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met Naik. PTI RPS ARU BNM BNM