Manohar Parrikar to travel abroad for medical treatment

File photo: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Goa, India Mar 05, 2018, 04.40 PM (IST)

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said he would travel abroad for curing his medical ailment.

In a video message, Parrikar stated that he would travel abroad, depending on the advice given to him by the doctors here, and also thanked the natives of his state for their good wishes at his time of recovery.

"I want to thank all Goans for your prayers in the last 15 days. Because of your blessings, I have recovered and I am heading for Mumbai. Depending on what the doctors advise me, I may be going abroad for a few days to cure my ailment. I hope your blessings will continue and that you will allow me to take a few days off for completely curing myself," he said.

On February 15, Parrikar was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where, according to the CMO, he was diagnosed with “mild pancreatitis.”

Sources close to Parrikar indicated on Monday that his family is already in touch with a health facility in the United States, where he will proceed to, after a brief spell of treatment in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.