PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned home today, over three months after he went to the United States for medical treatment. Parrikar, 62, has been in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March this year.
The chief minister first landed in Mumbai and from there he took another flight to reach Panaji, said an official of his office. Parrikar landed at the Goa airport around 5. 45 pm and he was received by state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. Parrikar, however, did not speak to the media. He went to his residence in Dona Paula near here.
Sources close to him informed that a cabinet meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, stood cancelled. "Nothing has been decided about his schedule for tomorrow. We will inform the media once it is ready," a senior CMO official said today. Parrikar, after being diagnosed with the ailment, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15 and was discharged on February 22.
He returned to Goa the same day and presented the Budget in the Assembly, but the session was truncated to only four days owing to his illness. He was then admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital on February 25 after he complained of dehydration and was discharged four days later.
The chief minister went to Mumbai again on March 5 for further check up from where he was referred to the USA. He had left for the US on March 7. Before leaving Goa, Parrikar had formed a cabinet advisory committee to guide the state administration on governance and other issues, in his absence.
He has been monitoring the affairs of the state from the US.
It feels nice to be back: Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa on his return to Goa. He was undergoing treatment for last 2 and half months in the US. pic.twitter.com/V626IabSV2— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2018