Panaji: The team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will coordinate with doctors at Goa Medical College, who are treating Union Minister Shripad Naik, and if required, he would be shifted to Delhi for further treatment, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.
Singh flew down to Goa to see the condition of Naik, who has been admitted at GMCH since Monday evening after he met with an accident.
The Union Defence minister said that the condition of Naik is “stable”.
The minister held meeting with senior doctors of GMCH upon his arrival which was attended by Dean of the hospital Dr Shivanand Bandekar besides others.
Talking to reporters, Singh said that he has spoken to AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Gulleria, who has agreed to coordination with team of GMCH doctors in treating Naik.
“The condition of Naik is stable and he is out of danger. The team of doctors from AIIMS and GMCH will take the decision on his treatment, and if required, he would be flown to Delhi for further treatment,” the minister said adding that “we may not require to shift him to Delhi.”
GMCH Dean Dr Bandekar said that there was no requirement to shift Naik out of the hospital (GMCH).
“When he was brought to GMCH, he was critical but later he responded to the treatment. Throughout night four major surgeries were conducted on him,” he said.
Bandekar said that Naik is responding to the oral commands and is gaining consciousness. He said that Naik will continue to be in hospital for another 10-15 days after which he will require at least 3-4 months to completely recuperate.