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Naik need 2-3 days normal oxygen: CM

GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik has shown further improvement, and has been shifted from non-invasive ventilation (NIV) to high flow nasal oxygen, a form of respiratory support. “He will need 2-3 more days before being put on normal oxygen. I’m confident he will be cured,” Sawant told reporters. Naik has been in hospital for two weeks with Covid-19.

 Naik’s condition has gradually improved. Dr Shekhar Salkar, chief of clinical services at Manipal hospitals, where Naik is being treated, said “he (Naik) is much better today than yesterday”. However, Naik’s RT-PCR test for Covid-19 on Wednesday came positive. “It is mildly positive,” Salkar said. “We will repeat the test in 48 hours.”

The News24 Goa