Union Minister Naik hospitalised for brief period

Panaji, April 19: Union Minister Sripad Naik was admitted to a hospital in Goa after his blood pressure shot up and has been discharged on Tuesday, April 19.

The AYUSH Minister was admitted to a government-run hospital in Ponda town last night after he felt uneasy at his ancestral house in Madkai village, family members said.


Pradip Shinkre, Medical Superintendent of the government hospital in Ponda said that Naik was discharged this morning. Now, the Minister is visiting the Goa Medical College (GMC) to undergo a few tests, he added.

"Naik's blood pressure shot up following which the doctors advised him to get admitted," family members added. The 64-year-old MP, who represents North Goa Lok Sabha constituency, was scheduled to fly to New Delhi yesterday.

Naik, is a senior BJP leader from the coastal state and has been representing the constituency for over two decades.


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