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HC directs Goa CS to file affidavit detailing Parrikar's status

IANS  |  Panaji 

The bench of the on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary to file an affidavit specifying the health status of on Wednesday.

The direction by Justice follows a petition by Trajano D'Mello, who had sought to know the health status of Parrikar, who is suffering from and has not attended any official meeting or function outside his private residence for more than a month now.

D'Mello in his petition filed earlier this month had asked the court to to evaluate the former Defence Minister's health by a panel of expert doctors and release a medical report in public domain.

Parrikar has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, and for nearly nine months.

He returned from on October 14 and has not moved out of his private residence for any official event since.

The Opposition as well ruling coalition allies have been demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister, claiming that the administration has come to a standstill due to Parrikar's absence.

Ever since Parrikar's health started deteriorating, there has been no health bulletin, as demanded by the Opposition, from the Chief Minister's Office, barring several informal intimations to the media from Parrikar's office, which suggested that he was suffering from "indigestion" and "mild pancreatitis".



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:38 IST