Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will leave to America in August for a medical check-up and further treatment based in Minnesota. The Chief Minister will undergo check-up and treatment at the Mayo clinic in Rochester and will be abroad for 19 days.
The Chief Minister will be in America from August 19 to September 6. However it is not clear what treatment he is receiving or what his ailment is. The general administration (political) department of the state government has said that financial sanction has been given for the CM's foreign visit.
This means that the Government will bear the expenses for the visit.
Pinarayi Vijayan had been in America recently for 13 days and there was speculation that he had undergone some form of treatment even then. His wife Kamala Vijayan will be accompanying him.
In March this year, he was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai but his office maintained that it was a regular check-up.