Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to the treatment given to him at the US hospital and further treatment has already begun, said a Goa government statement released on Wednesday evening.
It further said that the next review of his health would be done in two weeks.
On Tuesday, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, who was in Goa, had ruled out a change in leadership in the state, adding that Chief Minister Parrikar would return to take over its reins.
“No leadership change will be done in Goa. Chief Minister Parrikar will be in the US for six weeks. I spoke to him and also to doctors in the US on Monday and they have told me that Mr. Parrikar is responding to the treatment. We wish him speedy recovery and that he will come back and take over the reins of the state,” Mr. Gadkari had said.
Mr. Parrikar was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15. He was diagnosed for “mild pancreatitis”, according to the CMO. He returned to Goa on February 22 to table the state’s annual budget along with a vote-on-account in the Assembly.
Just two days after that he was shifted to the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital for “dehydration and low blood pressure”, according to an official statement issued then.
He was discharged from the hospital on March 1, but left for Lilavati hospital, Mumbai for further treatment and was subsequently flown to the US. No official statement about the exact nature of his ailment has been issued so far.