Oli admitted to hospital after increased heart rateThe prime minister's health condition is normal now and he will be discharged later today, his aides and doctors say.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who was admitted to the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre on Thursday night for an increased heart rate, will be discharged later today as his heart has normalised.
“The prime minister’s health condition has become normal and he will be discharged today,” said Surya Thapa, Oli’s press advisor.
Oli had undergone a second kidney transplant on March 4 at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. Oli is still taking immunosuppressants after the surgery. A high dose of immunosuppressant usually exposes a patient of kidney transplant to infection risks.
Oli’s communication expert Ramsharan Bajgain said that there is nothing to be worried about the prime minister’s health condition.
“The prime minister used to visit the hospital in the past also,” he said. “This is a routine visit. There is nothing to be worried about.”
Oli, who is 69, had his first kidney transplant in 2007 in New Delhi, but his health only started to deteriorate in September-October last year, when his transplanted kidney began to show symptoms of dysfunction.
He was then immediately put under regular dialysis. Doctors had planned for a second kidney transplant but it had to be postponed after the prime minister underwent an appendectomy in November last year.
A source at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre said the prime minister is also suffering from high blood pressure.
“We have changed some medicines. Everything is alright now,” Dr Arun Sayami, a senior cardiologist at the centre, told the Post. “We also carried out some tests for his kidney function. Everything is normal.”
According to Sayami, the prime minister will be discharged from the hospital later in the evening.