Back from the brink

Kathmandu

Jul 27, 2018-

On the 27th day of his indefinite hunger strike, the constantly deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC had been a major worry for doctors attending him.

An electrolysis imbalance and drop in white blood cell, glucose, potassium, calcium and magnesium levels, coupled with low blood pressure and heartbeat rate, threatened the ability of his brain and heart to function properly.

Resident doctors of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where the orthopaedic surgeon had been staging his fast, tested his blood. The potassium deficiency put a strain on his heart.

“The delirium stage occurs due to a lack of required electrolysis in the body. This stage has a high chance of putting the patient in a coma”, said Dr Laxman Bhusal about the fasting doctor’s brain.  (PR)

Published: 27-07-2018 07:29

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