Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being treated for an advanced pancreatic ailment at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, an official said. He returned to his hometown in the coastal town by Sunday evening, the official added. Parrikar, 62, was flown in a special flight and later taken to his private residence at Dona Paula in Panaji, in an ambulance. The flight landed around 2.35 pm at the state's Dabolim airport and the ambulance was brought out from the gate of the naval enclave INS Hansa, which is a part of the Navy-run airport.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has been brought to Panaji, Goa today. Earlier visuals of the CM being brought outside AIIMS (All India Institutes of Medical Sciences) Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Y39ugip5lS— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2018
"Parrikar's health condition deteriorated in the early morning on Sunday and he was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU)," the AIIMS official said."Later he was released from the ICU and also discharged from the hospital," the official added.
The Goa chief minister has been in and out of hospitals for the past seven months now because of his prolonged illness. This had led the Opposition Congress to demand his resignation. On Friday, Parrikar had held a meeting of his cabinet ministers and senior BJP state executive committee members at the AIIMS.