Goa CM Parrikar to go to Mumbai for checkup, may even go abroad for further treatment: CMO
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.Updated: Mar 05, 2018 17:12 IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar will go to Mumbai on Monday for a health check-up and may even go abroad for further treatment if needed, 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 here and formed a cabinet advisory committee to take administrative decisions in his absence.
Parrikar also met the state chief secretary and the director general of police, before leaving Goa.
“Today, the chief minister is travelling to Mumbai for further medical checkup and based on the doctor’s advice may travel overseas for further treatment,” the chief minister’s office said in a statement issued here.
Parrikar would be treated at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted last month also. He is likely to be shifted to the US for further treatment by tomorrow evening, official sources said.
The chief minister 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 -- 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, Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) 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.
“Financial sanctions of more than Rs 50 lakh would be cleared by this committee. The mechanism has been worked out to avoid paralysis of the administration in the chief minister’s absence,” Sardesai said.