CM may be discharged from AIIMS in first week of November




Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the first week of November, and return to Goa during the Diwali festival.

Parrikar has been undergoing treatment at the Delhi-based AIIMS since mid-September for his pancreatic ailment.

Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar, who called on the Chief Minister at the hospital Tuesday morning, later told ‘The Navhind Times’ that the health of the Chief Minister is stable and he would be back in Goa by the time of the Diwali festival.

Patnekar said that although it was a courtesy call, he also spoke to the Chief Minister as regards a number of works in his constituency, which have been stuck for long time.

“I briefed the Chief Minister about such developmental works as well as projects in the Bicholim constituency,” he added, pointing out, “The Chief Minister then immediately

issued order to the finance department to clear these crores of rupees worth works, which I had placed before him.”

Patnekar, who is also one of the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs desiring a cabinet berth, said that he did not speak to the Chief Minister on the particular issue, however, the Chief Minister is well aware about the sentiments of the voters from the Bicholim constituency.