Shashanka Koirala 'critical but stable': Hospital

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala, who has been put on a ventilator at the Chabahil-based Om Hospital, is “critical but stable”.

In a health update on Thursday morning, the hospital said that the laboratory report has shown improvement in renal function.

He is under sedation for mechanical support but responding to verbal commands.

His blood pressure is 120/50 mm Hg, SPO2 92%.

Likewise, the chest X-ray also has also shown improvement. His blood pressure has stabilised with minimum medicine support; oxygen saturation is maintained and adequate urine output, read a statement issued by the hospital.

Despite of this, his condition is still critical with stable vital functions, the hospital said.

“We are continuing with the same medical treatment under observation and care of the team of medical doctors from Om Hospital and medical specialists from different hospitals of the Valley,” the hospital said.

The 58-year-year-old leader was admitted to the Om Hospital on Tuesday night after experiencing abdominal discomfort.