PM likely to leave hospital tomorrow

Kathmandu, October 31

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s health has improved and he could be discharged from the hospital on Friday.

PM Oli was admitted to Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu on Monday morning following chest infection and blood sugar level fluctuation.

The PM’s personal doctor Divya Singh said there had been 90 per cent improvement in the PM’s health and he could be discharged from the hospital by Friday. “We are going to keep the PM under observation till the antibiotics course is over. The PM is having regular meals, the meals that he used to have at home,” she said.

Meanwhile Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre issued a press release in the evening, saying the PM’s health condition was improving as expected.

Dr Arun Sayami, who is in the team of doctors treating the PM, said the team allowed the  PM to meet  Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa for 10 to 15 minutes after the PM insisted on meeting them.

“The PM’s condition is much better today so we did not object when he said he wanted to meet DPM Pokhrel and Home Minister Thapa,” Sayami added.

Dr Singh, however, said the team had advised the PM not to meet anybody as he needed rest.

According to a member of the PM’s private secretariat  Ram Sharan Bajgain, the PM held informal meetings with the two ministers to know about progress on some of the issues related to their ministries.

Home Minister Thapa’s Political Adviser Surya Subedi said that Thapa had visited the hopital to inquire about the PM’s health.