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Parrikar health status petition: Goa CS finally responds to HC directive

IANS  |  Panaji 

on Friday finally filed an affidavit before the Bench of the Bombay High Court, in connection with a petition filed last month seeking public disclosure of the health status of ailing

The Chief Secretary's reply in response to the High Court's directive comes after the sought three adjournments.

Though sources in the said that the CS' reply was filed late on Friday in the court registrar's office, its contents will be formally revealed once the court hears the case again on December 10.

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

He returned from on October 14 and has not attended any official meeting or function outside his private residence.

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

Petitioner Trajano D'Mello has sought directions from the court to the state to have the former Defence Minister's health evaluated by a panel of expert doctors and release the medical report in public domain.

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

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:12 IST
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