Nepali Congress Gen Secy Shashanka Koirala 'critical'

  • Suffers from extensive pneumonia of left lung
  • Is on advanced life support at Om Hospital

It has been learned that a team of 15 doctors is involved in the treatment of the medical doctor-turned political leader.

Koirala's friend and veteran cardiologist Dr Bhagwan Koirala has also been consulted.

Referring to family sources, the Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported that Koirala had thrown up after eating pizza on Tuesday night. He was rushed to the hospital after repeated vomiting.

Koirala is one of the three sons of late BP Koirala, who was Nepal's first democratically elected Prime Minister. He was elected to the post of Nepali Congress General Secretary in March from the party's general convention.