Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik has been discharged from hospital on Saturday (September 12), according to a spokesperson for Goa's Manipal Hospital.

Naik was admitted to Manipal Hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

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"We are discharging Shripad ji today afternoon," Shekhar Salkar, a spokesperson for the hospital, had said in a statement.

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 was monitoring the Union minister's health.

Naik, a senior BJP leader is a Lok Sabha MP from the North Goa parliamentary constituency.