Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital late Saturday night. Parrikar was rushed to the hospital for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

The chief minister’s office issued a statement saying that Parrikar’s health condition continues to be stable and that he would be kept under observation for around 48 hours.

State health minister Vishwajit Rane who arrived at the GMCH to inquire about Parrikar's condition said that the chief minister was kept in an isolated ward, but his condition was stable, and he was doing well.

Speaking to reporters outside the GMCH Rane said, “I spoke to Parrikar, tomorrow he will go home. He has come here for a check-up."

Rane also added that Parrikar is a fighter and had asked him to go home. “He is under observation. There is nothing to worry about or speculate. He is absolutely fine," the minister said.

Health minister Rane also went on to say that Parrikar has been advised observation since doctors may want him to run a few tests. “By tomorrow evening he should be back home,” he said.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar had met State Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday evening to discuss politics and administration. At around 10pm he was shifted to GMCH, almost four kilometres away from his residence.

Parrikar was diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment in February last year. On February 14, 2018 he took ill and was shifted to GMCH from where he was taken to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai the following day.