PANAJI: On Friday, Bhartiya Janta Party MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo informed that no improvement has been noticed in the health condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Lobo also said that the minister is at present admitted in the AIIMS in New Delhi with “no positivity” in his health condition.
“He can hear less, it seems now… We all are praying that he comes out of his sickness. But till today (Friday), there is no positivity about his coming out. The former Defence Minister’s hearing faculties have also been impacted of late,” Lobo told our sources on the sidelines of a protest meet organised by a pro-mining resumption lobby.
Parikkar, from a while, is being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer. Regarding the disease, the minister was frequently visiting in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York. And now has been finally admitted to All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year in the month of February.
The Minister due to his health conditions is away from the ministerial services, which has invited criticism from the opposition and the civil society. A demand of resignation by Parrikar has been demanded so that a fully-fit Chief Minister can be appointed for the state to command the duties.
On the other hand, Several top BJP leaders, as well as the Chief Minister’s Office says that Parikkar health is improving but will take some more time to get better as he is suffering from a pancreas-related health ailment.