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Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar’s surgery

Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar’s surgery
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Panaji: Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said: “The CM is being monitored for inflamed pancreas at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and has not been advised any surgery. He will attend the Assembly session scheduled to begin from February 19.”

Reports on Parrikar’s surgery had appeared in a section of local media whereas the Chief Minister’s Office earlier said he was under treatment at the Mumbai hospital for “mild pancreatitis” since February 15.

“Parrikar continues to be ‘under observation’ and his health is improving,” Goa BJP Media Cell incharge Sandesh Sadhale said in a statement here.

Parrikar was rushed to the Mumbai hospital on Thursday, a day after he was admitted to the state-run Goa Medical College near Panaji, after he complained of stomach pain on Wednesday night.