National poet Ghimire to be taken to India for further treatment

KATHMANDU: National poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire is set to be taken to India for further treatment.

Preparation is underway to take Ghimire, who is undergoing treatment at Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital, to Medanta Hospital in New Delhi, for further treatment as per doctors' recommendation, said Ghimire's daughter, Usha Adhikari.

He was admitted to Grande International Hospital after suffering from internal bleeding on May 11. 99-year-old Ghimire has been under regular medication for the past four months following complications in his heart, kidney and lungs.

Dr Bibek Sharma, involved in treatment of Ghimire, said, "We recommended taking Rastrakabi Ghimire to India for further treatment as we lack the equipment to locate the spot of bleeding in the small intestine."