Bambolim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is currently admitted in state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is stable, and is being treated by a team of doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, a senior minister said.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters on Sunday evening outside GMCH that the condition of Parrikar is “stable” and “doctors who have come from Delhi are checking the possibility whether he needs change in medication.”
A team of two doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi arrived in Goa on Sunday afternoon, hours after Parrikar was admitted in GMCH. The Chief Minister has been suffering from pancreatic ailment since last year.
Rane, who visited Parrikar twice during the day, said that the MLAs or other dignitaries who are arriving at GMCH to meet Parrikar are not allowed to meet him to avoid “infection being carried to him.”
The Health Minister said that “there was some discomfort faced by Parrikar during the day, but it was very much minor.”
“I spoke to him just now he is absolutely stable and fine but doctors suggest that he be kept under observation for two days,” said Rane.
He said that all the parameters of Parrikar are “good and under control.” GMCH has decided to keep him under observation, he said.
The minister said that “no endoscopy or surgery is being carried out on Parrikar.”
About team of doctors from AIIMS, Rane said that they were called to make necessary change in the medication.
The same team of doctors were treating Parrikar when he was admitted in AIIMS.
He also appealed people not to fall for the misinformation that is being spread through social media about health of Parrikar.
Several leaders including Congress MLA Francis Silveira, Goa Forward Party Vice President Durgadas Kamat paid visit to the hospital to meet Parrikar.
Congress party which has been critical of Parrikar on Sunday prayed for his recovery.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar wished speedy recovery to Parrikar.
Congress Goa Spokesman Sunil Kawathankar appealed people to desist from rumour mongering.
“We should pray for @manoharparrikar and his family. We definitely had and will have strong ideological and policy differences with him, but mocking his health and cursing him does not make us better human beings,” he said.
“Thus a request to all who are doing so to please refrain yourself from doing it,” he added.