PM Oli admitted to TU Teaching Hospital for kidney transplant; calls not to worry about his health

Kathmandu / March 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital today evening.

Surya Thapa, the press advisor to PM Oli, said that the prime minister was admitted to the hospital.

Oli is scheduled to undergo kidney transplant coming Wednesday, he said.

Oli, 69, had undergone kidney transplant in India in 2007 after both his kidneys failed. He has been visiting hospitals abroad for health check-up ever since.

The prime minister underwent an appendicitis surgery in November last year.

Don’t Worry About My Health, I Will Be Back With More Energy: PM Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has exhorted everyone to not worry about his health.

Releasing a video message before he got admitted to the hospital on Monday evening, the PM said he would undergo Kidney transplant on Wednesday at Tribhuvan Univeristy Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Manmohan Vascular and Transplant Centre.

“I had undergone kidney transplant surgery 12 years ago after both of my kidneys became dysfunctional,” the PM said.

“I am happy to have my kidney transplanted in my own country, by our own doctors now,” he added.

The Prime Minister mentioned that arrangement for smooth operation of day to day administrative and other tasks in his absence was made and expressed his firm optimism that he would be back with much more energy after completion of his surgery in order to fulfill the nation’s dream of creating prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis.

“I believe that the government, Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the parliament and party workers will work effectively during my stay at the hospital,” he added.

The PM also extended gratitude to everyone who wished him for his speedy recovery.

PM Oli also called everyone to not worry about the outbreak of COVID-19. “The government has opted for effective measures to prevent and control the outbreak of virus in Nepal.”

A medical team led by urologist Dr Prem Raj Gawali will carry out the kidney transplant of Prime Minister Oli. In the medical team also are PM’s personal physician Prof Dr Dibya Singh Shah and Dilip Sharma, among others.

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