Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to fly to US for treatment

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will travel to the US for treatment in the early hours tomorrow, a top BJP leader said.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to fly to US for treatment
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Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will travel to the US for treatment. Parrikar, 62, was flown to Mumbai and admitted at Lilavati Hospital on Monday evening for a check-up.

Maharashtra BJP general secretary Sadanand Tanawade also said, "The CM will fly to the USA for further treatment."

Parrikar, 62, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15, 2018, and discharged on February 22, 2018. On the same day he returned to Goa and presented the Budget in the assembly, but the session was truncated to only four days owing to his illness.

He was later admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital after he suffered from dehydration.

Before leaving for Mumbai on Monday, Parrikar held a series of meetings, including one with senior state ministers.

A three-member Cabinet Advisory Committee of Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP), Francis D'Souza (BJP) and Vijai Sardesai (Goa Forward Party) was also formed to advise the administration in his absence. 

In a video message, Parrikar appealed people to continue praying for his health. "I am thankful for all. In the last 15 days, you have been praying for me and you have blessed me because of which I got well and to get fully cured I may go abroad," he said.

"The way you have prayed for me and blessed me, I hope to get the same thing during my treatment there. I expect that you all will allow me a leave for some days from the state for the treatment," the CM said.

(With PTI inputs)