New Delhi: Manohar Parrikar, Goa’s ailing Chief Minister, was discharged from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday and has arrived in his home state Sunday afternoon from New Delhi.

Parrikar, 62, was flown in a special flight and later taken to his private residence at Dona Paula near here, in an ambulance.

The flight landed around 2.35 pm at the state's Dabolim airport and the ambulance was brought out from the gate of the naval enclave INS Hansa, which is a part of the Navy-run airport.

Parrikar was admitted to AIIMS last month and was being treated for advanced pancreatic ailment.

An AIIMS official said, “Parrikar's health condition deteriorated in the early morning on Sunday and he was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU). Later he was released from the ICU and also discharged from the hospital”.

Parrikar has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York, and Delhi for the last seven months.

On Friday, in a first, Parrikar called his cabinet ministers to the national capital for a review meeting. 

This was the first official meeting called by Parrikar since he was admitted to AIIMS on September 15.

Parrikar will return to Goa in an air ambulance today.