Ailing Chief Minister Attends Office for The First Time in Four Months
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar attended his office at the secretariat for the first time in four months on the New Year Day.
Parrikar has been absent from the office for an extended period due to a pancreatic ailment. He had undergone treatment at private hospitals in Mumbai and the USA last year.
He had last attended the office in August 2018 before he was shifted to Mumbai for treatment. According to sources, the Chief Minister, with his medical addendum, got down from his car at the main gate of secretariat around 10.45 am, smiled at people and walked inside.
Hundreds of BJP workers who had gathered outside the secretariat complex cheered when Parrikar arrived. He was formally welcomed by BJP MLAs including Legislative Assembly speaker Pramod Sawant, Ministers Mauvin Godinho, Milind Naik, Nilesh Cabral and former MLA Kiran Kandolkar.
Since his discharge from AIIMS, Parrikar has been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji.