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Parrikar clearing files from hospital
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s hospitalisation has not hampered administrative work in the state as he is clearing official files from New Delhi’s AIIMS, a senior minister said on Saturday.
Parrikar is undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, for a pancreatic ailment.
“The chief minister is clearing all the files from the hospital. Whatever files are being sent, he is clearing them within two-three days. No files are pending,” said Goa Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Sudin Dhavalikar.
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, where a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the Portuguese government on water supply and sanitation.
Dhavalikar said as per directions of Parrikar, state Cabinet members will hold a review meeting every Wednesday to discuss administrative issues.
After that, a report on the meeting will be placed before the chief minister, he added “We all ministers are capable of holding the (respective) charge. We are handling all the issues of the state,” he said, adding that “the administrative work is being monitored by the chief secretary”.
The political situation in Goa has attracted a lot of attention in the last few weeks due to Parrikar’s absence from office following ill health. (PTI)