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)
केन्द्रीय आयुष मंत्री (राज्यमंत्री) श्रीपद नाइक आज एक सड़क हादसे के शिकार हो गए जिसमें उनकी पत्नी की जान चली गयी. ये हादसा कर्नाटक के उत्तर कन्नड़ जिले के अकोला में हुआ है. उस वक़्त श्रीपद अपनी पत्नी के साथ कहीं जा रहे थे.
हादसे में श्रीपद नाइक और उनकी पत्नी गंभीर रूप से घायल हो गए जिसके बाद उन्हें सरकारी अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया था.लेकिन काफी देर की बेहोशी के बाद उनकी पत्नी ने अस्पताल में दम तोड़ दिया जबकि श्रीपद नाइक की हालत स्थिर बताई जा रही है और वह सचेत हैं.
श्रीपद नाइक आयुर्वेद, योग और प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा, यूनानी, सिद्ध और होम्योपैथी मंत्री हैं.
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH chaired an e-event organized by the National Medicinal Plant Board on 24th November, 2020 to celebrate its Establishment Day. On this occasion, a “Status Report of NMPB 2020” and “Ayur-veg” e-book were also released.
The AYUSH Minister, Secretary (AYUSH) Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other members of the Board complemented NMPB for its progress, achievements and contribution made for growth and development of medicinal plants sector in the country.
In recent years cultivation of medicinal plants has started gaining momentum. However, still a significant part of our requirements continue to be met from wild sources. To meet increasing demand for medicinal plants, the NMPB focuses on in-situ & ex-situ conservation and augmenting local medicinal plants and aromatic species of medical significance. The NMPB promotes research & development, capacity building through trainings, raising awareness through promotional activities like creation of Home/School herbal gardens.
NMPB’s main objective is the development of medicinal plants sector through developing a strong coordination between the stakeholders i.e., farmers, traders, and manufacturers benefiting each of them. The endeavor would increase the income and livelihood of the farmers and tribes. It would facilitate backward integration with the industry/ manufacturers through post-harvest management. Introduction of new IT tools and market linking activities further help the farmers as well as the industry.
The importance of medicinal plants to the development of India’s farm sector was one of the points highlighted on the Foundation Day. It is widely accepted that medicinal plants are critical and strategic because medicines are key to maintaining a healthy population that drives and sustains the economy. However, the immense value addition that medicinal plants can bring about to the farm sector, even to small and marginal farmers, is often overlooked. Advocacy and motivation have been high on the agenda of NMPB, and it has driven and sustained adoption of medicinal plants on a large scale. Encouraging investors in the area of cultivation and production scale medicine have also been looked into by the Board.
Amidst the surge of global statistics revealing the growing economic importance of medicinal plants for developing countries and the increasing focus of the Central Government in India on medicinal plants as an important option for enhancing farm incomes, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) has completed two decades of its existence.
It was 24th November 2000, that the then Department of AYUSH joined hands with the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology and Department of Agricultural Research and Education to form the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB). The Board, today, is an integral unit of the Ministry of AYUSH with the aforesaid Ministries and Departments offering consultations and support, and it exercises oversight on medicinal plants sector.
The voluntary Certification Scheme for Medicinal Plants Production (VCSMPP) has been an important achievement of NMPB. The scheme, designed with the support of the Quality Council of India, encourages good practices among farmers in the matter of cultivation, field collection and maintaining quality of the medicinal plants products. This certification is, in many ways, a form of quality assurance, and it has resulted in easy marketing and export of medicinal plants products.
The NMPB has reached out to thousands of farmers across the country through Fairs, Exhibitions, Species-specific campaigns etc., and supported them through various business development steps. These steps include digital solutions like e-HERBS (for geo-tagging and collecting field data) and the e-Charak mobile app (for market information). NMPB has executed projects in areas of relevance for the farmers, like sustainable harvesting, intercropping and post-harvest management. Export promotion is another area in which it has made significant contributions.
The NMPB reaches out to farmers and traders through a regional as well as state-wise networking through the state and regional representations. Each state is having a State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB) while there are seven Regional Cum Facilitation Centres (RCFCs) to co-ordinate between the SMPBs and NMPB.
It has also been decided by the Board that on commemoration of 20 years completion, the NMPB will have yearlong celebration by carrying out various promotional and developmental activities. (PIB)
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik was discharged on Saturday from Manipal Hospital where he was admitted after testing positive for Covid-19 in August."I am feeling well now. After a few days of rest I will be able to start my work," Naik told reporters after his discharge from the hospital located near Panaji.Naik was admitted to the private health facility on August 12, after he tested positive for Covid-19. A central team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was monitoring the Union Minister's health.Naik, a senior BJP leader is a Lok Sabha MP from the North Goa parliamentary constituency.--IANSmaya/khz/ash
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