Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was admitted at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital and was undergoing medical treatment since Monday, left for the United States (US) early on Wednesday morning.
He flew from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after the doctors at the Lilavati hospital advised him to do so. Parrikar’s personal secretary, Rupesh Kamat, told ANI, “As advised by the doctors at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, the CM is leaving tonight to the US for further treatment.”
Earlier, Parrikar had thanked all his well-wishers of the state for their prayers in a video message, in which he informed that he might have to travel to the US for further treatment.
He said, “I thank all Goans. For the last 15 days you prayed for me and because of your blessings I recovered and I am heading to Mumbai. If doctors advise then I may go abroad for a few days. I hope your blessings will continue and you allow me a few holidays.”
#WATCH: Goa CM speaks on his health, says, 'I thank all Goans. For last 15 days, you prayed for me & because of your blessings, I recovered & I'm heading to Mumbai, if doctors advise, then I may go abroad for few days. I hope your blessings continue & you allow me a few holidays' pic.twitter.com/jDInduDH4M— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2018
He also wrote a letter to Goa’s governor Mridula Sinha, in which he wrote, “I have been also advised by the expert team of doctors in Goa as well as in Mumbai and subsequent consultation with doctors abroad to travel overseas for a specialised treatment of my medical condition.”
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. On February 25, the chief minister was admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital after he suffered mild dehydration.
He was discharged on March 1 from the hospital, when the CM’s office issued a statement saying, “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.”