Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will leave for US tonight to get further treatment for a pancreatic ailment. He has been hospitalized multiple times in the last one month.
Parrikar was hospitalised in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Monday for the next course of his treatment. However, now the doctors have advised to move him to America in order to get treatment.
Parrikar was first admitted to the Lilavati Hospital 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, Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital after he suffered mild dehydration. He was discharged from the hospital on March 1.
After being discharged from the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Parrikar had begun functioning from his home and was clearing files, official sources had said, adding that he was advised a medical check-up for which he left for Mumbai.
Before leaving Goa, Parrikar met senior ministers -- Francis D'Souza of the BJP, Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), Manohar Ajgaonkar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), and, Rohan Khaunte and Govind Gawade (both Independents).
Earlier 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," Parrikar said in the message.
"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," he said.
Before leaving the Goa capital, he held a meeting with his senior ministers at his private residence in Dona Paula and formed a Cabinet advisory committee to take administrative decisions in his absence.
Parrikar had also met Goa chief secretary and the director general of police, before leaving the coastal state.