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Parrikar can be sent to US for treatment, if needed: Goa deputy speaker

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being treated at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital

india Updated: Feb 19, 2018 14:59 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Panaji
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Speaker Pramod Sawant appealed people not to believe rumours about the chief minister’s health.(Hindustan Times File Photo)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, “if need be”, deputy speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.

“We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be,” Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex on Monday.

Parrikar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on February 15 for treatment of “mild pancreatitis”. On Saturday, the CMO denied reports that Parrikar underwent a surgery, claiming that his health was improving.

A statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that Parrikar was responding well to treatment and dismissed rumours of all adverse health reports.

BJP worker Sunil Desai has filed a complaint at the Ponda police station against unknown persons for circulating “false news” on two occasions on February 17 and 19.

“This is to bring to your kind notice, that some people are circulating false news about our chief minister’s health and misguiding the people in my name,” Desai said.

Messages circulating on social media on the above mentioned two dates, expressed fears about the worst for the chief minister’s health. But the reports were promptly denied by both BJP leaders and the chief minister’s office.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 14:58 IST