Odisha Leader Of Opposition Pradipta Naik, Battling COVID, In Critical Condition

Bhubaneswar: The condition of Odisha Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik deteriorated on Wednesday and he is critical.

Naik, who tested positive for COVID-19, was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar on April 20. He was subsequently shifted to the ICU on April 26.

He is on ventilator support and has been sedated.

A team of senior doctors released a statement advising that he be moved to a higher centre where Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) facility is available.

Naik, 54, is a member of the legislative assembly from Bhawanipatna.


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