Prime Minister Oli visits Grande Hospital for health check-up

Kathmandu, October 19

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited Grande International Hospital for health check-up yesterday.

According to sources, Prime Minister Oli visited the Dhapasi-based hospital for various tests and returned in the afternoon. He also visited the catheterisation laboratory or cath lab in the hospital, said a source.

A cath lab is an examination room in a hospital with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualise arteries and chambers of heart.

“He had visited the hospital for a follow-up,” said Kundan Aryal, the prime minister’s press adviser.

Earlier, on September 11, Prime Minister Oli had visited Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and got the catheter removed from his neck as per the advice of doctors.

Catheter (a kind of tube) was inserted in PM’s vein in the neck when he underwent plasmapheresis at Singapore-based National University Hospital.

The PM was admitted to Singapore-based National University Hospital twice in August. He had returned from Singapore on August 12 after getting his health check-up done in the hospital but had to go back for further treatment on August 22.

PM Oli had undergone plasmapheresis, after his creatinine level rose. Plasmapheresis is a process in which unhealthy plasma (with antibodies) is taken out and fresh plasma is transfused into the patient during treatment.

Prime Minister Oli had undergone a kidney transplant surgery 12 years ago. He has been visiting various hospitals in foreign capitals for health check-ups.