Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is admitted at a private hospital in Mumbai presently would be flown to the US tonight for further medical treatment. Also Read - Chinese Newspaper Blames US Cyclist For Covid-19; 'We Need to Unite,' Say Xi, Trump
Parrikar underwent treatment in the US for nearly three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in the month of June. He went to the US again for a follow-up earlier this month. He was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for a review health checkup on August 23, a day after he returned from the US, and was scheduled to return to Goa today. Also Read - ‘Cure Can’t be Worse Than Problem’: Trump Says Coronavirus Restrictions Could Ease Soon
However, a senior official in the Chief Minister’s Office said Parrikar will leave for the USA from Mumbai in a flight tonight. The official refused to divulge any further details about the chief minister’s health. He said, “The official charge of the post of chief minister will remain with him (Parrikar). There is no need to hand over the charge to anyone.” Also Read - Coronavirus: US Approves COVID-19 Diagnostic Test That Can Deliver Result in Just 45 Minutes
Parrikar had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on August 7 and sought his intervention to address the current crisis in the state’s mining sector.