Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister who is being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer, was admitted to a private hospital in the beach village of Candolim after he developed a fever.
Deputy Speaker of Goa legislative assembly, Michael Lobo told reporters that Parrikar had been admitted to the clinic, but refused to divulge details about his health.
‘Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister, was admitted to a hospital at Candolim in North Goa district after he developed a fever. Sources said that he did not attend Ganesh Chaturthi puja at his ancestral home, a ritual he has been observing for decades.
"He has been admitted to the clinic for treatment," said Lobo, who is a legislator from the Calangute assembly constituency, where the village of Candolim is located.
Sources said that Parrikar, who has been resting at his private residence near Panaji, ever since his return from the US on September 6, had been admitted to the same clinic in Candolim once before earlier this week.
Parrikar also did not attend the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi puja at his ancestral home in the village of Parra in North Goa, a ritual he has been observing for decades.
The Chief Minister, earlier this month, returned from the US -- for the third time in six months -- where he was undergoing treatment for this ailment.
He has not attended office since his return.