PM Oli admitted to hospital

Kathmandu, October 29

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been admitted to Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in the wee hours of Monday after his personal physicians reported chest infection.

PM Oli was rushed to the hospital, which is just few minutes away from his official residence in Baluwatar, around four hours after the midnight, according to his secretariat.

Doctors at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in TUTH organised a press conference at the hospital premises this morning to brief media about his health condition. They said the leader’s chest was infected whereas the sugar level was imbalanced.

“Gradual improvements have been observed and other indicators are normal,” the Centre’s Executive Director Uttam Krishna Shrestha informed.

Cardiologist Dr Arun Sayami, a member of the team looking after Oli, said the Prime Minister would be requested to stay at the hospital for next two days.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who shares the Nepal Communist Party chairmanship with Oli, visited the Prime Minister at the hospital this morning.

Owing to his ill health, Oli had missed a tea party hosted by his own party on Saturday afternoon. His secretariat, however, had reported on Sunday afternoon that his condition improved.

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