Joshi suffered a stroke in the right part of his brain and is currently admitted at Norvic International Hospital, Thapathali.


Nepali Congress leader Nabindra Raj Joshi underwent a surgery after he had brain haemorrhage. His health condition is critical.

Joshi aged 56, had suffered a stroke in the right part of the brain and is currently admitted to Norvic International Hospital, Thapathali.

"He is in coma and is kept on ventilator support," said Rajiv Jha, professor of Neurology at NAMS, who had conducted surgery of Joshi.

Joshi has high blood pressure and is also a diabetic patient.

"Because of the high blood pressure there was bleeding in the brain.

The bleeding had reached to the central part of the brain. Water had also accumulated in the brain.

Therefore, the surgery was conducted.

We have removed water from his head," said Jha.

Joshi was rushed to Bir hospital after he complained of cramps in his left hand. "His family members had taken him to the hospital. His CT scan was performed in Bir Hospital where it was detected that he had a brain haemorrhage. He was speaking on the way to hospital but later he lost his speech," said Jha.

After the detection of haemorrhage in Bir hospital, he was brought to Norvic in the early morning around 3:30am for further treatment.

He had breathing issues while he was there in Bir Hospital. The doctors had already intubated him when he was brought here.

"We are giving medicines to control his blood pressure and control bleeding. We can't say anything clearly as of now. We at least need one-two more days to say anything about his health condition," added Jha.

Joshi was the minister of industry from August 2016 to September 2017.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 27, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.