Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa, to continue medical treatment at home
New Delhi, Oct 14: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was shifted to his residence back in the state on Sunday afternoon from New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after being treated at the hospital in the capital for almost a month.
"His health has improved over the last 15 days. His treatment is over; he should rest now. He can undergo future treatment in Goa," North Goa MP and Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naik said.
Parrikar, who was admitted on September 15, was shifted to ICU for sometime in the morning after his health deteriorated. Parrikar was shifted to the ICU for a while on Sunday morning while his condition deteriorated. But after some time, the hospital administration decided to discharge him, according to sources in the AIIMS. He will now be flown back to Goa by an air ambulance.
Parrikar was admitted to the AIIMS last month. The former Defence Minister has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York and now Delhi for the last seven months.
On Friday, Parrikar met Goa BJP's core committee members and ministers from coalition partners at AIIMS to discuss ways to ensure his government functions normally during his absence from office due to ill health.
However, leaders of the ruling BJP and its allies, who met Parrikar separately, had ruled out any change in leadership in the coastal state.