President admitted to TU Teaching HospitalThe President has complained of a shortness of breath, according to an adviser.
President Ram Chandra Paudel was admitted to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Tuesday after he complained of shortness of breath, an adviser to the president said. This is the second time that Paudel has been admitted to the hospital this month.
According to Baikuntha Thapaliya, the hospital's administration chief, President Paudel has been admitted to the hospital and is undergoing treatment under a team led by Dr Niraj Bam.
Following the President’s hospitalisation, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Purna Bahadur Khadka, among other leaders, visited him on Tuesday evening to inquire about his health condition.
“We rushed him to the hospital after his oxygen level dipped,” one adviser to the President said. “He has been taking antibiotics for 15 days but his situation has not improved.”
Last week, the President complained of pain in his stomach. A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday decided to deploy a team of government officials, led by the health secretary, to facilitate his treatment. The team will assess the nature of the President’s illness and report to the government, a minister said. Further decisions on the President’s treatment will be taken after the team submits its report.