PM takes stock of Amber Gurung's health

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday visited the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital to see ailing musician Amber Gurung.

According to musician Ratan Chand, who has been taking care of Gurung at the hospital, the Prime Minister expressed his commitment to provide maximum support to Gurung's treatment.

Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal, Oli spent around 20 minutes at the hospital talking with doctors attending to the 78-year-old musician and his family members.

Earlier this morning, Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai had also visited the composer of Nepal's national anthem at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Gurung's health condition is reported to be critical but stable.

The composer of Nepal’s national anthem was put on ventilator since 1:30 am yesterday after he witnessed problems in breathing.

Gurung, who underwent treatment in Gurgaon-based Medanta Hospital for tumour on his food pipe some months ago, was rushed to the hospital after obstruction in the food pipe last week.

He suffers from diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

Earlier on Friday, fans had gathered at the hospital premises and held a prayer wishing for his speedy recovery.

He had returned home in the last week of March from India.

(With inputs from the Rastriya samachar Samiti)