Shashanka Koirala 'not out of danger', though off ventilator

KATHMANDU: The Om Hospital said Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala is "not out of danger" though he was put off the ventilator this afternoon.

In an update issued at 6 pm today, the health facility, however, has informed that "he is conscious and his vitals are stable."

Though Koirala "has shown improvement in his health status" and "doing well now", he is "under close supervision of a group of consultants involved in his treatment," the hospital said.

Meanwhile, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the hospital this evening after Koirala was taken out of the ventilator and consulted doctors attending to the ailing leader.


Shashanka Koirala put off ventilator as condition improves

KATHMANDU: Doctors attending to Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala put him off the ventilator as his condition gradually improved, on Thursday afternoon.

Koirala's personal secretary Bharat Tiwari told THT Online that he was put off the ventilator after he was able to breathe naturally.

Tiwari, however, said problems of pneumonia have still gripped him and doctors have been applying medicines against the symptoms.

Meanwhile, doctors attending to him also said Koirala now can identify and react to people calling him.

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

The Hospital on Wednesday had reported that Koirala suffers from aspiration pneumonia, septic shock and multi-organ dysfunction.

He was reported to be improving since Wednesday evening.

Koirala is one of the three sons of late BP Koirala, who was Nepal’s first democratically elected Prime Minister. He was elected to the post of Nepali Congress General Secretary in March from the party’s general convention.