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PM's health stable and improving: Doctors

  • PM KP Sharma Oli was admitted to TUTH, Monday morning, after developing a lung infection
- Sanjeeb Phuyal, Kathmandu

Oct 29, 2018-

Doctors attending Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) have said Prime Minister's health condition is improving.

A team of doctors headed by Prof Dr Arun Sayami and including Prof Dr Dibya Singh Shah and Dr Santa Kumar Das has been attending on Oli at the hospital.

"The latest reports of the PM's health check-up show signs of improvement. The sugar level is also stable," said Prof Dr Sayami in a media brief Monday evening.

Oli was admitted to the Mobile Coronary Care Unit (MCCU) of the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre following chest infection at 4:30 am this morning. He had been ill for the past few days due to seasonal flu.

According to Dr Arun Shayami, Oli was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after he felt difficulty in breathing. “We are treating him for a lung infection. He is being administered antibiotics through the vein,” said Shayami. He said Oli's health condition is improving. 

Issuing a statement, Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center confirmed that the Prime Minister was admitted at the hospital at 4:30 am today after he showed symptoms of chest infection and imbalance in blood sugar level. 

Dr Uttam Krishna Shrestha speaks with media about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu on Monday.

POST PHOTO: KESHAV THAPA 

Oli, who had stayed away from meetings and public programmes for the past few days, briefly attended the Cabinet meeting at his official residence in Baluwater on Sunday.

Doctors had suggested Oli get rest for three days after his health condition deteriorated due to cold and fever. He was unable to attend a tea reception hosted by the ruling Nepal Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu on Saturday because of his illness. 

Oli had spent nearly a month and a half for treatment in New Delhi in 2014. The UML leader had undergone a successful prostate surgery at the Max Hospital on March 12, 2014, after tests confirmed that a thin mass of tissue had grown under his urinary tract.

In 2007, Oli had undergone a kidney transplant surgery at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi and has been visiting Bangkok for regular health tests.

Leaders visit hospital to inquire about PM's health

Meanwhile, Co-chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal, and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, among other leaders, visited the hospital to inquire about the Prime Minister’s health condition and wish for his speedy recovery.

Likewise, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and NCP senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal also visited the TUTH to enquire about the Prime Minister’s health.

Apart from political leaders, a large crowd of his well-wishers and party cadres have assembled at the hospital on the premises of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.

Published: 29-10-2018 09:17

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