New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panaji after having an accident in neighboring Karnataka, and said he was stable and doctors see him in no danger.

Singh reached the INS Hansa base in Goa in the afternoon with a special flight and reached GMCH at around 2.40 p.m., where Naik is being treated.

Naik, 68, the state minister of the Union for Defense and AYUSH, had surgery at night in the government-run hospital, a senior official at PTI said in the morning.

The official said his health was stable.

“I had spoken to Goa CM after the accident, PM (Narendra Modi) had spoken to him too. PM then called me and expressed distress. He then asked me to come here (Goa), I thought the same thing. Shripad Naik is stable, doctors say he doesn’t appear to be in any danger right now, “said Singh.

“The doctors talked to the AIIMS director (Delhi), a team will come to Goa and consult with the doctors. If necessary, he could be brought to Delhi for treatment. That depends on the doctors here,” said the union minister .

I will go to Goa today to inquire about the health of Defense Minister Shri Shripad Naik and his ongoing treatment. May God give strength and power to his family in this hour of crisis and suffering.

– Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 12, 2021

Naik was injured while his wife Vijaya and an aide died on Monday when their car crashed near Ankola in the Uttar Kannada district while returning to his home state Goa from Dharmasthala in neighboring Karnataka.

Naik, the BJP MP from North Goa, was transferred to GMCH-Ohr Panaji late Monday evening.

Goa Prime Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday evening that Naik’s condition used to be critical, but is now “stable”.

“A medical team led by the Dean of GMCH, Dr. Shivanand Bandekar, is treating him. We are giving him the best medical care,” said the Prime Minister.

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

Rajnath Singh also spoke to Sawant on Monday about urgent medical treatment for the BJP MP.

(With PTI inputs)

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