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Shripad Naik Stable, Updates Goa CM; Wife Vijaya Naik & Secretary Succumb In Accident

Goa CM Pramod Sawant informed that Shripad Naik is out of danger and his condition is stable. The Union Minister met with a deadly accident in Karnataka

Shripad Naik

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant shared an update about the health condition of Union Minister Shripad Naik, who had met with a road accident in Karnataka on Monday. While talking to media, Sawant informed that Naik is out of danger and his condition is stable. The Minister's wife, Vijaya, tragically passed away due to injuries sustained in the accident, as did his secretary Deepak Ramdada Gome.

"Two minor surgeries would be performed on him tonight. As of now, there is no requirement to shift him to Delhi for treatment," he added.

Union AYUSH Minister (MoS) Shripad Naik and his wife Vijaya met with a road accident near Karnataka's Ankola district while travelling from Yellapur to Gokarna in Karnataka on Monday. While the minister survived the accident and is currently undergoing treatment in the hospital, his wife succumbed to her injuries. Naik's personal secretary Deepak Ramdada Gome has also succumbed to the accident. Naik was shifted later to Goa for further treatment.

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Prayers pour in for Union Minister, PM Modi dials Sawant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier spoken to CM Sawant to ensure proper arrangements for the Union minister's treatment. Defence Minister Rajnath also spoke to the Goa chief minister after learning about the accident.

"The State Government is properly managing the treatment of Sripadji. Pray to God that Shripadji recovers soon," Singh tweeted in Hindi.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa condoled the demise of Vijaya Naik in the fateful accident. BJP State chief Sadanand Tanavade also wished speedy recovery of the union minister.

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Paying his condolences, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote, "Shocked and pained to learn about the tragic death of Vijaya Naik in an accident. Wishing for the earliest recovery of Shripad Naik. Hope he is out of danger soon. Also, pray to Mahaprabhu Jagannath to give Shripad and family the strength to overcome this loss,"

Naik is the Union Minister for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and Minister of State for Defence.

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(With inputs from agency)

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