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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar taken to US for treatment


Mumbai: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is again headed to the United States of America for treatment. Parrikar, who had returned from the US in June 2018, was readmitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital in the last week of August.

Doctors treating him at Lilavati have advised him to go to the US for further treatment. The Goa CMO had already informed his Cabinet colleagues about his medical trip. He will again be admitted to a New York hospital for his pancreatic aliment and is likely to be there for a month, according to sources in Goa. According to sources in Goa, he was flown out from Mumbai on Wednesday night.

This will be his third trip to the US trip this year, after being detected with a serious health condition.

He had just returned to India on August 22 after an 11-day visit to the US. The very next day, following a bout of indigestion resulting in vomiting, he was rushed to Lilavati, Mumbai. On August 27, the Goa CMO sent a two-line message about Parrikar returning to Goa from Mumbai on Wednesday, August 29.

Parrikar holds key portfolios and his long absence has already impacted the state administration, feels his cabinet colleague Vijai Sardesai.

Two other ministers in the Goa government too are grappling with health issues and are also away from the state for treatment. Urban Development Minister Francis D’souza and Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar are in the US and Mumbai respectively.