Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday was admitted to hospital at Bambolim. The 63-year-old Chief Minister is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji since October 14 last year.
Parrikar was admitted to Goa Medical College and discharged within an hour after a few ‘tests and examinations’. Meanwhile, the reports are yet awaited.
“The Chief Minister was discharged after few medical tests. The reports are awaited. He has left for his residence,” the official from the state-run Goa Medical College, said on the condition of anonymity.
Parrikar has been admitted to the hospital for the second time in less than a month. He was admitted to the hospital earlier in February for upper GI endoscopy and was discharged after being kept under observation for at least three days.
Rumours of him being on life support system had started doing rounds back then. However, the same were rejected by state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. “Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s condition is absolutely stable.Wrong information being provided on social media. Yesterday we had thorough check up of CM, today he had minor discomfort. Doctors have suggested to keep him under observation for another day or so,” Rane was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since.