PANJIM: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik was discharged from Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim on Wednesday after nearly one-and-half month of being admitted there.
Naik had been in the hospital since January 11, after he met with an accident at a village in Ankola taluka of Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka.
Naik thanked the GMC Dean, doctors and others as he could stand again after a serious accident. He said GMC is capable of handling any medical eventuality and thanked Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and the government for providing all required infrastructure in the hospital.
GMC Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar said Naik got the right treatment in the GMC and expressed happiness that he has fully recovered and can go home comfortably. “The way Bhau (Naik) recovered in the GMC he can now go home and take further treatment at home,” Bandekar said.
The Minister walked out with partial weight bearing with elbow crutches. He is doing active and passive limb physiotherapy and chest spirometry exercises.
Bandekar also said that the AIIMS, Delhi team that visited Goa and saw the treatment and fixation of fractures had expressed full confidence in the treatment given by GMC doctors.
According to Bandekar, the AIIMS team was on record that GMC had done a good job and saw no need to shift the Union Minister to Delhi.
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister, other Ministers, Goa government and BJP officials, Naik’s son ZP member Sidhesh Naik said it was because of their support that his family could overcome the tragedy.
Naik’s wife Vijaya and a family friend had died in the accident. The accident occurred when they were proceeding to Gokarn from Yellapur. Naik had suffered fractures of the left shoulder, arm, forearm, left thigh bone and blunt chest trauma.