Parrikar to go to Mumbai for checkup, may go abroad for treatment
March 05, 2018  13:04
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will go to Mumbai today for a health check-up and if needed, may even go abroad for further treatment, his office said.

Before heading to Mumbai, he called a meeting of his government's senior ministers at his private residence in Dona Paula near Panaji and formed a cabinet advisory committee to take administrative decisions in his absence.

Parrikar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15 where he received treatment for a pancreatic ailment. He was discharged on February 22, and on the same day attended a session of the Goa Legislative Assembly, where he presented the budget and made a brief speech. The session was truncated to four days owing to Parrikar's illness.

On February 25, the chief minister was admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital after he suffered mild dehydration. He was discharged from the hospital on March 1.

Ahead of his Mumbai visit, Parrikar met senior ministers -- Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Francis D'Souza of the BJP and Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party (GFP). The chief minister formed a cabinet advisory committee comprising Sardesai, Dhavalikar and D'Souza, which would advise the state administration on important matters and financial sanctions, GFP leader Sardesai said. The MGP and the GFP are allies of the BJP-led Goa government. -- PTI
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