Mumbai, February 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening visited Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, where the former defence minister is treated for pancreatitis. Also Read - Auraiya Accident: PMO Announces Ex Gratia of Rs 2 Lakh Each

On Thursday, Parrikar complained of stomach ache and visited the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCG) for a health check-up. From GMCH he was later taken to the Mumbai hospital for further examination. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps

The officials at the Lilavati Hospital also denied any rumours stating that Parrikar had to undergo surgery. Also Read - April 5 at 9PM: Bollywood Celebs React as PM Modi Urges to Switch Off Electricity, Light up Diyas to Combat Coronavirus

“It has been brought to our notice, various malicious and misleading report/rumours are floating around in Electronic/Print media with regards to the health of Hon. Chief Minister of Goa. We categorically deny all such rumours. We reiterate that he is being treated and is responding well to the treatment,” the release said.

Earlier, a report said that the Goa CM was monitored for an inflamed pancreas at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and has not been advised any surgery.

Since Sunday, morning rumours were afloat on Whatsapp claiming that the Goa CM was set to undergo surgery. His office also clarified that he will be attending the assembly session which is set to begin from February 19.

Goa CM is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital under a noted Oncologist P Jagannath.

“Parrikar is doing fine. He watched the India-South Africa cricket match yesterday. He is on a liquid diet,” DNA quoted an unidentified source.