Oli likely to leave for Bangkok for check-up

Kathmandu, January 5

Chairperson of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli, who is tipped to be the next prime minister, is likely to leave for Bangkok on Wednesday for a routine health check-up.

Oli, who underwent kidney transplantation in 2007 in New Delhi, has regularly undergone routine health check-up in foreign capitals, including New Delhi. Oli’s personal aide Chetan Adhikari said the UML chairperson was likely to leave for Bangkok on Wednesday.

Oli’s physician Dr Dibya Singh Shah said the UML chief would visit Bumrunggrad International Hospital in Bangkok where he had undergone health check-up in the past also.

Adhikari said Oli was supposed to go to Bangkok a few weeks ago, but he could not do so due to his busy schedule. He said it was not decided yet how many days Oli would spend in the Thai capital. “Our party chairman is going to Bangkok not because he is sick but because he has to undergo a routine check- up,” he added.

Dr Shah said the UML chair was going for health check-up also because he would be very busy after becoming the new PM. “He is going there for a routine health check-up. Oli, who has undergone kidney transplantation, must also undergo health check-up,” she added.

She said Oli suffered from diarrhoea recently and she had advised him to take rest at home. Oli avoided all political meetings recently due to illness.

When asked if the unity talks between the CPN-UML and the CPN-MC would start only after Oli returned from Bangkok, Adhikari said, “ He will either authorise somebody to hold unity talks on his behalf or will hold talks himself after he returns from Bangkok,” he added.