Panaji, Jan 12- Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik's condition is now "stable" and he's responding well to treatment after two orthopaedic operations in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
"I have met Bhau (Naik). His condition is stable now. The two orthopaedic surgeries conducted on him were successful," Sawant told reporters shortly after meeting Naik at the hospital's coronary care unit.
"The operations started around 2.30 am and lasted till around 7 am. He is now under sedation. He is responding well to treatment," Sawant said.
Sawant said that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here later in the day to ask after the health of Naik, who was injured in a road mishap in Karnataka late on Monday.
"We will take a call on whether we need expert opinion. Rajnath Singh will also meet with doctors later today to review Naik's health," Sawant said.
Naik's wife Vijaya and his Personal Secretary Deepak Ghume had succumbed to their injuries, while his driver and a Personal Security Officer are currently admitted at the Goa Medical College near Panaji.
The Chief Minister said that hours after Naik was rushed from the accident site in Yellapur in Karnataka to the Goa Medical College on Monday night, two surgeries were conducted.
Apart from loss of blood and dropping blood pressure, Naik had a broken upper limb and a fractured thigh bone.
Late on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Sawant and directed him to ensure the best treatment for Naik, a fifth-term MP from North Goa and a former state BJP President. (IANS)
Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was seriously injured after his car hit a tree in Ankola in Karnataka on Monday night, is now stable and under observation, said Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
"His condition was a bit critical, but he is very much stable now. There is no risk to his life. He is under stable and under observation. He will have to undergo two minor operations. He has suffered two fractures," Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday and asked him to ensure the best medical treatment for Naik. Naik's wife and an aide, who were travelling with him, succumbed to their injuries.
After he was administered first-aid at a local hospital in Ankola, Naik was rushed to the Goa Medical College, the state' apex health facility late on Monday night.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too spoke to Sawant and offered any assistance required, including air-lifting the minister, who is an MP from North Goa.
Singh tweeted, "I am shocked and extremely saddened by the news of Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik being injured in a road accident. I spoke to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The state government is ensuring best treatment for Shripadji. I pray for the speedy recovery of Shripadji."
According to Sawant, the Union Defence Minister had also offered the services of an air ambulance for shifting him to the national capital for treatment.
"The Defence Minister has assured that he will send across an air ambulance if required. The PM has just sought a follow up from me. According to doctors who are treating him, there is no need to airlift him," Sawant also said.
After talking to the PM and the Union Defence Minister, the Goa CM had directed the doctors of the medical college to ensure best treatment for the minister.
Naik was travelling by car along with his wife and an aide in the north Kannada district as part of a private visit when his car overturned near Yallapura. (Agency)
Ankola (Karnataka)/Panaji- Union Minister Shripad Yesso Naik was critically injured while his wife and an aide were killed after his car hit a tree in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district on Monday night, police said.
According to the police, the accident occurred at around 8 p.m. when Naik's driver tried to negotiate a blind curve in mountainous terrain near Ankola and hit the tree on the road side.
The police said that Naik, who is the Ayush Minister as well as Minister of State for Defence, is said to be very critical and was shifted to a hospital in Panaji after first aid at a local government hospital, where his wife, Vijaya and his aide, Dipak Gume were declared dead.
"The family was on its way to visit to the Gante Ganapati temple (Bell Ganesha) in Yellapur taluk and then the Gokarna temple," the police said.
The police officer added that Naik may have visited Ankola, which is around 500 km from Bengaluru, to meet his wife's relatives and this accident took place when they were going to visit temples thereafter.
"The vehicle appears to have lost control due to over speeding as the impact of the accident was such that when the vehicle hit the huge tree on the roadside, it rolled twice in the air, fell on the road and skidded some distance due to impact," the police officer who was on the spot told IANS on the condition of anonymity.
The officer said that along with the minister, there were five others in the vehicle including his wife and the driver. "Three others were injured but not critically," the officer said.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa expressed shock over the accident. "My heartfelt condolences on the tragic death of Smt Naik and prayers for the speedy recovery of Naik and those injured," he tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and asked him to ensure the best treatment to Naik.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too spoke to the CM and offered any assistance required including air-lifting of the Minister. (Agency)
With a resolve to overcome personal health struggles that came their way in 2020, almost four in five people (80.5%) of respondents in a new survey say they feel more inspired to make a health goal in 2021, such as weight loss (34.2%), building muscle (22%), emphasizing mental health (12.5%).
According to the Life Time survey, a majority of people have reported gaining weight, losing muscle, and struggling with their mental health during the past year. Nearly 86% said they missed their in-person workout communities.
Six in ten people say they're sitting more than they did pre-pandemic with 30.8% saying they sit more than eight hours a day. For those who previously commuted to work, they're "redeeming" their commute time in a variety of ways: catching up on sleep, spending more time with family, finding more time for exercise, and eating more thoughtful meals they've planned.
Overall results point to the pandemic having a substantial negative impact on the health and fitness habits of most. Nearly 70% of respondents said their personal health has been negatively impacted this year. Top reasons cited for the negative impact include overall stress from the pandemic, the closure of gyms, and working from home leading to less motivation to exercise.
Additionally, three-fourths believe that health clubs are essential businesses and should remain open during the pandemic.
With the 'new year, new me' attitude kicking in most people, it seems they are motivated to regain their health and fitness in the New Year. (Agency)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh has been put on high alert amid reports of bird flu and districts have been given strict instructions to start culling infected birds even if a single case is reported.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directions to the animal husbandry department to formulate a plan of action for controlling the spread of the disease, especially as neighbouring states like Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, along with Kerala and Rajasthan, have already reported several cases and have taken up culling of birds.
Bhuvnesh Kumar, principal secretary (animal husbandry), said: "So far, the infection has not been noticed in Uttar Pradesh but we have increased vigil and asked officials to be on high alert so that we do not allow the virus to spread, as and when it is reported in the state. The directorate has already sent a letter to all chief veterinary officers to remain alert to the threat while another letter with further directions will be sent by agriculture production commissioner Alok Sinha."
Kumar said that directions have been issued to implement controlling measures as soon as even one case of bird flu is reported, which implies culling. He said that it was imperative to avoid the spread of the virus to humans, which would complicate the already sensitive Covid-19 situation.
"We will maintain strict watch over all water bodies where migratory birds are coming. The flu has been noticed in migratory birds and not poultry. However, to ensure that all bases are covered, we are taking special care to monitor poultry farms as well. The department collects samples from birds on a regular basis to check for any kind of disease but now we will intensify the checking," Kumar said.
He added that there should be no panic about consumption of poultry as the government was taking all necessary precautions. (IANS)
Kolkata, Former Indian cricket team captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's "health is stable" and the doctors have "deemed it safer to defer" further angioplasty for now, the Woodlands Hospital has stated in its latest medical bulletin.
Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.
Ganguly on Saturday morning suffered dizziness and a sudden blackout following mild chest pain after a workout session at his Behala residence here. He was then moved to a superspeciality facility at Woodlands Hospital.
A medical board of nine members met at 11.30 a.m. on Monday to discuss further treatment plan along with Ganguly's family members. During the meeting, the medical records and clinical condition of Ganguly were reviewed by the board members.
"The unanimous decision was that an appropriate timely excellent treatment of primary PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) with revascularisation of RCA was rendered during the acute heart attack stage," the hospital said in its bulletin.
"The discussion was also on the two other coronary blockages viz LAD and OM2 need to be treated by angioplasty in this admission vis a vis doing it at a immediate later stage. The consensus of the board was that deferring the angioplasty for now is deemed to be a safer option since Mr Ganguly is stable, without any chest pain and is on optimal medical management," it added.
The hospital further stated that "treating doctors would be keeping constant vigil on the health situation" of the BCCI chief and would take appropriate measures daily at home once discharged.
On Sunday afternoon, he underwent coronary angiography.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among a number of high profile leaders who called on Ganguly to know about his well-being. Ganguly told the Prime Minister that he was feeling better. (IANS)