Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan left for the US from here on Sunday for medical treatment. He is being accompanied by his wife, Kamala Vijayan. Pinarayi, who will undergo a two-week treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is expected to be back by the third week of this month. His US visit, initially scheduled for August 19 for a period of 17 days, was postponed following the floods in Kerala.
Ahead of the visit, Pinarayi briefed Governor P Sathasivam about his travel abroad. The exact nature of Pinarayi’s illness has not been revealed. The Chief Minister has been consulting doctors at Apollo Hospital in Chennai and had undergone treatment there in March.