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Is Parrikar being treated for pancreatic cancer?

By Vikas

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Thursday rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of stomach ache. Latest reports now say that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

On Thursday, it was reported that Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) had referred him to a Mumbai hospital. It was then thought to be a case of food poisoning. After the check-up on Wednesday, he was taken to Mumbai in a flight for further examination.

MumbaiLive, quoting a hospital source, on Sunday reported that Parrikar is undergoing treatment for Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Reports had said that the Goa CM was being treated by Dr P Jagganath.

In the latest development, Lilavati Hospital has issued a statement. The statement does not say anything about Pancreatic cancer, it has just said that 'rumours' in the media regarding Parrikar are "misleading".

Here is the statement issued by the hospital:

He was initially rushed to Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after he complained of stomach ache earlier this week.

[Goa CM Manohar Parrikar taken to Mumbai for health check-up]

MumbaiLive quoted South Goa MP Narendra Swaikar as saying that Parrikar's treatment is going in the right direction, and that the CM is responding to treatment well.

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