Prez off to Japan for medical care

- ANIL GIRI, Kathmandu
Prez off to Japan for medical care

Jun 17, 2013-

President Ram Baran Yadav left for Japan on Monday afternoon for medical treatment after preliminary tests detected a lesion in his large intestine.

He will be admitted to University of Tokyo Hospital on Tuesday morning, said a senior government official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly before the formal announcement. The hospital is widely regarded as a leader in colorectal surgery and demonstrates expertise through advanced medical care and leading-edge clinical research.

“We are expecting Yadav’s treatment to begin on Tuesday. It is likely to last for at least a week in case he needs to undergo a surgery,” said the official, who is part of 10-member team traveling with the President.

On Saturday, a team of doctors had advised the President Yadav, 70, be taken abroad for further diagnosis and treatment after a CT-Scan report showed ‘some problem’ in his large intestine. On the recommendation of the medical board under the Ministry of Health, the government on Sunday approved his medical trip to Japan and decided to cover all medical expenses

Yadav, who has been suffering from a gastrointestinal infection for some time, has undergone several tests both here and in India.

Meanwhile a statement issued by the President’s office on Monday said: “Vice President Pramananda Jha will be in charge of the President’s office in the absence of the President.”   

Published: 18-06-2013 09:25

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