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CM lands home; suspense over condition

Flown into Goa by a special flight on Sunday afternoon * Ferried in ambulance under heavy police escort to his Dona Paula residence

Story: The | Goan | 15th October 2018, 03:03 Hrs

POLICE CURTAIN

At Parrikar's Dona Paula residence a strong police force created a virtual human curtain, preventing the waiting media from either getting a glimpse or capturing his visuals while being shifted from the ambulance to his home
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CABRAL UNABLE
TO SEE PARRIKAR

Power Minister Nilesh Cabral who had rushed to the Dabolim airport to receive Parrikar was not allowed to see him. "I had come to see him but family feels that no one should meet him at this juncture," he said
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MEDICOS STATIONED
AT CM'S RESIDENCE
A team of doctors and para-medics from the Goa Medical College is stationed at his Dona Paula residence on stand-by to tackle any emergency
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Health parameters
stable, says CMO

PANAJI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is recovering and his health parameters are stable, a statement issued by the CMO said late on Sunday.
"Honourable Chief Minister arrived back in Goa today evening. He is recovering and his health parameters are stable," a statement quoting Parrikar's Private Secretary Rupesh Kamat said.
Kamat also said that the line of treatment from AIIMS will be continued.
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PANAJI/VASCO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa on Sunday afternoon on being discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, where he was admitted since September 15.
The suspense over his health condition persisted, even as there was no official word either from the AIIMS or from the Goa government, much as the case has been since his serious pancreatic ailment was first diagnosed in February.
Parrikar flew into Goa by a special flight and was taken straight to his private residence in an ambulance of the Medha Parrikar Rugna Seva Kendra, a social service organization in memory of his wife.
The ambulance was followed by another medical car and a private Innova car ferrying family members of Parrikar. The motorcade then slowly left the naval gate amidst tight police security which virtually cordoned off the road. Parrikar's air-ambulance landed at Dabolim around 3 pm and he was shifted to the car-ambulance awaiting his arrival on the tarmac on a stretcher.
He was ferried under heavy police escort to his Dona Paula residence where a strong police force created a virtual human curtain, preventing the waiting media from either getting a glimpse or capturing his visuals while being shifted from the ambulance to his home.
Meanwhile, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral who had rushed to the Dabolim airport to receive Parrikar was not allowed to see him.
A team of doctors and para-medics from the Goa Medical College is stationed at his Dona Paula residence on stand-by to tackle any emergency.
"I do not know what to say and how to express myself. It is extremely sad that Parrikar is ailing. I had come to see him but family feels that no one should meet him at this juncture. As my leader he is always my leader. Let us hope everything goes well and people of Goa Remember him always as how he is . We pray that a miracle will happen," Cabral said.
Earlier on Sunday morning, reports by a leading national news channel said Parrikar's health had suddenly deteriorated and he was shifted to the ICU. Later in the afternoon, he was discharged reportedly at his own request.
Since his diagnosis in February, Parrikar has consistently visited hospitals in Mumbai and New York before he was ultimately air-lifted and admitted to AIIMS on the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15.
His main treatment was carried out at the globally famous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York where he spent over three months between March and June.
His continuous absence from office, meanwhile, has had a devastating effect on the performance of his government earning severe criticism from the Opposition Congress which has been demanding his resignation and has also petitioned the Governor for his dismissal.
On Friday, Parrikar had met Cabinet Ministers individually at the AIIMS where he discussed governance and political matters.
He also met with members of the BJP core committee, including Ayush Minister Shripad Naik, president Vinay Tendulkar, treasurer Sanjiv Desai, South Goa MP Narendra Sawaiker, at AIIMS on Friday.