PM Oli’s health improving, might get discharged soon

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | | Politics

Doctors at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre (MCVTC) in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, said that the health condition of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has improved and he might get discharged in a couple of days.

According to a statement issued by Dr Uttam Krishna Shrestha, director at MCVTC, the reports of blood tests and Chest X-ray conducted on Tuesday had shown improvement in the PM’s health.

Prime Minister Oli was rushed to the hospital at 4:30am on Monday after he developed a chest infection and had difficulty in breathing. Doctors on Monday said the prime minister was suffering from lower respiratory tract infection.

Prime Minister Oli is undergoing treatment at the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) by a team of doctors led by Chief of Cardiology Department Dr Arun Sayami, along with Dr Dibya Singh and Dr Santa Kumar Das.

The sudden rush of Prime Minister Oli to the hospital was subjected as a serious issue since he has been suffering from diabetes for a long time and had gone through a transplant surgery of both his kidneys in India in 2007.

Speaking to the Post, Dr Sayami said, “Prime Minister’s diabetes level is under control. And there are no health issues in both of his transplanted kidneys.”

Oli had been suffering from a high fever since Friday. He was unable to attend a tea reception organised by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on the occasion of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals at Bhrikutimandap on Saturday.

Prime Minister’s busy schedule followed by constant travelling, meetings, engagements and several events during Dashain has been marked as the reason behind his health problem. Even though the PM’s health has improved significantly, doctors fear that his health might get affected by external contamination.

“External contamination might affect his health due to which we have decided not to allow anyone to enter the CCU,” Dr Sayami told the Post.