Prime Minister admitted to hospital after contracting lung infection

Monday, October 29th, 2018 | | Politics

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted to Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu on Monday after developing a lung infection. 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, who is involved in the prime minister’s treatment. Shayami said Oli’s health condition is improving.

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 (CPN) at Bhrikuti Mandap on Saturday because of his illness.

Oli had spent nearly a year 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.