Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, hospitalised at Goa Medical College, was visited by Dr Pramod Garg and his medical team from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences late evening Sunday.
Officials at Chief Minister Office said Dr Garg, from Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS was flown down as he is leading Parrikar’s treatment in India.
Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and since then, has been treated in hospitals in Mumbai, New Delhi and New York.
In an official bulletin at 8:30 in the evening, Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane confirmed that tests “were being done by Dr Garg and team”. He added, “some medicines were changed, as they were required to be changed. He (Parrikar) is now stable.” In his tweet, later at 9:30 pm, he added. “There was no endoscopy performed, nor is there any sign of bleeding. He will be kept under observation for another 24 hours and discharged thereafter. Appealing all to follow my tweets for latest updates on the CM’s health and not pay heed to any rumours,” Rane tweeted.
Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer has been recuperating at his private residence for close to six months and was last seen in public at the Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan earlier in February when Amit Shah came to address the party. Since early this year he has limited his public interactions and travels only along with the medical staff of Goa Medical College. Rane further tweeted, “He is holding onto fine on his parameters, is stable and active. “
With speculation rife on the CM’s deteriorating health Rane kept tweeting not to heed to any rumours.