Even as the Shripad Naik showed signs of improvement with media appearance and signing papers from hospital, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has been assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH.
In a Press Communique, President’s Secretariat said, during the hospitalization and treatment of AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik following a road accident, his portfolio related to the Ministry of AYUSH has been temporarily assigned to Mr Rijiju in addition to his existing portfolios.
The President has directed that this arrangement may continue till Mr Naik resumes his work related to the Ministry of AYUSH.
Naik in the morning appeared before the media and urged public not to visit hospital as he is recovering and will be discharged in next few days.
Later in the day, pictures were also circulated of Naik signing official papers from hospital.