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Goa CM Parrikar to continue treatment in Mumbai hospital

South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar says BJP leader will continue treatment for pancreas

mumbai Updated: Feb 19, 2018 00:21 IST
Sadaguru Pandit
Sadaguru Pandit
Hindustan Times
Sources close to Goa chief minister Manokar Parrikar said he suffered food poisoning after lunch on Thursday and was admitted for a routine check-up(HT FILE)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital, will continue treatment in the city and won’t resume office on Monday as has been reported in some newspapers, Narendra Sawaikar, South Goa’s Member of Parliament said in a media statement.

“On the advice of his doctors, Parrikar will continue treatment for pancreas in Mumbai. His treatment is in the right direction. However, he needs sufficient time to recover and be focused on the treatment,” said Sawaikar.

Parrikar’s doctors and Lilavati Hospital have not disclosed details about his medical condition. The hospital said Parrikar was responding well to the treatment but refused to discuss his medical condition. “We are not obligated to share information about his condition,” said Ajaykumar Pandey, vice-president, Lilavati Hospital. In a written statement, Pandey claimed that rumors about the BJP leader’s health are not true.

Parrikar was admitted in Lilavati Hospital on Thursday. Sources close to him said Parrikar suffered food poisoning after lunch and was admitted for a routine check-up. He was transferred from Goa Government Medical College, where he was admitted late on Wednesday night after he complained of stomach ache.

A government circular released on Thursday by Parrikar’s office in Goa had mentioned he would be travelling to Mumbai for routine check-up. “On Thursday, after lunch Parrikar started vomiting and was facing loose motions. As he was in the vicinity of Lilavati Hospital, he got admitted for treatment,” said sources close to him.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Parrikar at Lilavati Hospital on Sunday.

Earlier, Parrikar’s office in Goa, in a statement, had said he would not be available in the office for two days as is he admitted to Lilavati Hospital for further treatment.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 00:21 IST