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Parrikar doing well, but will return after medical advice: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A today said the condition of Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment in the USA, was improving, but he would travel to his home state only after doctors allow him to.

Last week, BJP had said that Parrikar is likely to return next month.

"The is responding well to treatment and is on the path of recovery. Parrikar would head back to after doctors treating him in the US allow him to," BJP leader and Curchorem MLA told a press conference here.

Cabral rubbished statements made recently by some leaders that no medical update was being provided by the BJP-led on the condition of the former

"The CMO has been issuing statements time and again about his health. I have spoken to him (Parrikar) seven times in the last one-and-half months and every time I called, he had attended the call. I can assure you that he is getting well," said Cabral.

The MLA lost his cool when a suggested that updates about Parrikar's health be ideally given by a medical practitioner and not by any

"...The way you are asking, it seems that you (media) don't want him (Parrikar) to return," he said.

A delegation of leaders yesterday called on at Raj Bhavan and demanded that the give regular updates about Parrikar's health.

Parrikar, who complained of on February 14 this year, was admitted to in Mumbai the next day.

He was discharged on February 22 and presented Budget in the on the same day upon return.

Later, he was again admitted to on March 5, from where he was taken to the US.

A cabinet advisory committee, consisting of senior ministers, has been authorised to take decisions in his absence.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:55 IST