Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Saturday admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim, a statement released by the chief minister’s office said. He has been taken to the hospital for upper GI endoscopy. His condition is said to be stable. However, he will continue to remain under observation for around two days.

“Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar taken to Goa Medical College for upper GI endoscopy. His health condition continues to be stable. He will remain there under observation for around 48 hours,” Goa Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Parrikar, 63, is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near here since October 14 last year.

Earlier in the day, senior Goa minister Vijai Sardesai met the chief minister at his residence. Denied reports that Parrikar had been put on life support, he said that the condition of the CM was not “as bad as it is being projected”.

Recently, he was flown to New Delhi for a regular health check-up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

On January 30, the Goa CM had presented the annual budget for the financial year 2019-20 in the state assembly and said, “I am presenting the budget in josh. The josh that is too high, very high, and fully in hosh”.

The chief minister, who was admitted to hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and the US in 2018, had also chaired a Business Advisory Committee meeting last month.