Ruling party to discuss government leadership and other political issues after doctors decide on Oli’s future medical courseAt a Secretariat meeting, the prime minister briefed leaders on his health condition and told them that it deteriorated unexpectedly fast.
Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Co-chair KP Sharma Oli briefed the party leaders on Saturday on his health condition.
The meeting was called two days after Oli was discharged from Grande International Hospital where he underwent dialysis twice in 24 hours.
“He briefed the party leaders on his health condition. He said doctors will soon decide whether to go for another kidney transplant or regular dialysis,” said a leader who attended the meeting, requesting anonymity.
Ruling party leaders said further political discussion will take place once the doctors decide the future medical course for the prime minister.
Though Oli has appeared firm and his aides have said he won’t be stepping down any time soon, there are concerns whether he would be able to invest enough time in governance, as he might have to undergo dialysis three times a week.
“The party will have to start discussions on the leadership of the government and the unified party once Oli’s treatment course is decided after studying all his medical reports,” said Haribol Gajurel, a standing committee member.
Oli underwent a kidney transplant in 2007 after both his kidneys had failed to function. He has been on one kidney since.
“Today’s meeting was brief. The prime minister briefed the meeting on his health condition,” said party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha. “After studying all his medical reports, doctors will make a decision on his treatment plan.”
Asked if Saturday’s meeting dwelt on the change in government leadership, a secretariat member said, “Not a good time to discuss the issue as doctors are yet to come up with a treatment plan.”
“Discussions to that end are likely after doctors come up with the future medical course for the prime minister,” he said.