PM Oli recovering, can walk on his own: Docs

Kathmandu, December 1

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who underwent surgery for appendicitis at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, is recovering, according to doctors.

The PM underwent the eighth cycle of haemodialysis today. “Haemodialysis is being done as  needed on the recommendation of doctors,” said the prime minister’s press adviser Surya Thapa.

“The prime minister’s health has been improving. He is on a soft diet and has been walking on his own around the ICU,” a doctor involved in the PM’s treatment told THT on condition of anonymity.

Though the prime minister’s health has improved, he has not been shifted from the intensive care unit. “We are keeping him in the ICU to prevent possible infections,” said Dr Arun Sayami, head of Cardiology Department. Sayami is the coordinator of the PM’s health team.

“He has been consuming normal food items. Today he is feeling quite fresh and more active than yesterday. His surgical wound is also healing,” added Dr Sayami.

The PM had undergone appendicitis surgery on Tuesday in the hospital after his appendix burst. He had visited the hospital in the morning after he complained of pain in the abdomen. He was diagnosed with appendicitis and infection in the stomach (peritonitis). He was given platelets after the surgery to make sure he did not bleed profusely. The PM has been regularly visiting the hospital after his transplanted kidney failed to function properly. The PM underwent a successful kidney transplant in India in 2007 after both his kidneys failed to function.