On Thursday, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar flew to New Delhi for a routine health check-up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Mr. Parrikar is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and is being treated at his private residence in Goa, a senior official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
Mr. Parrikar, 63, is suffering from pancreatic cancer and was earlier treated in AIIMS until he got discharged and moved to his private residence at Dona Paula in Goa on October 14, 2018. Parrikar also visited the U.S regarding the treatment and is now doing well in terms of his health.
A report says that the chief minister left his residence on Thursday evening for a regular check-up at AIIMS and he is expected to be admitted there for the next four days. No details regarding the current health condition of the minister have been provided yet.
Parrikar headed towards New Delhi after attending the conclusion of the state assembly’s budget session late Thursday evening, as per reports.
On Wednesday, the chief minister besides his health issues presented the budget in the House sitting on his chair. Sources say that he attended the budget session with a tube inserted through his nose.
“I am presenting the budget in ‘josh.’ The ‘josh’ that is too high, very high, and fully in ‘hosh,'” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in the assembly.
Local sources say that after Parikkar was discharged from AIIMS, he has made very few public appearances since then. The chief minister besides attending the conclusion of the state assembly’s budget session late Thursday evening also chaired a Business Advisory Committee meeting last week.
Following the treatment of the pancreatic ailment, Mr. Parikkar was earlier admitted to hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi, and the US in 2018, according to reports.