New Delhi, Sep 16: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday for treatment. Parrikar will be under the care of Dr Pramod Garg of the gastroenterology department.
Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment, is being examined by a team of doctors at the premier hospital, a source at AIIMS said.
"He is being examined by a team of doctors and will undergo a few tests," the source said. Parrikar, 62, was flown to the national capital owing to his declining health.
Reportedly, Prime Minster Narendra Modi had arranged for a special aircraft to airlift Parrikar to Delhi. Manohar Parrikar had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah over phone on Friday and expressed "inability" to continue in the top post owing to his health.
Parrikar had returned from the US in the first week of September following which he was admitted to the hospital at Candolim. Earlier this year, he had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the US.
On Friday, Parrikar met with the alliance party ministers in his cabinet at the private hospital in north Goa's Candolim. The Goa unit of BJP too held a meeting of its state-level core committee and later met Parrikar.