Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of "mild pancreatitis".
Modi, on a daylong visit to Mumbai, took time off his scheduled engagements to meet Parrikar, who was earlier defence minister in the Modi Cabinet, and asked after his health.
Parrikar was admitted in the Mumbai hospital on 15 February after suffering a bout of food poisoning.
Hospital authorities clarified on Sunday that the chief minister is "responding well to treatment".
"It has been brought to our notice, (that) various malicious and misleading reports/rumours are floating around in the electronic/print media with regards to his health," the hospital said in a statement.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Feb 19, 2018 07:10:18 IST