KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The renal transplant of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has begun at the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj.
Prime Minister Oli was taken to the operation theatre for the transplant at 10:00 am, according to the PM's press advisor Surya Thapa. The transplant is being carried out by a team led by Dr Prem Raj Gyawali and is expected to take around five hours to be completed.
Samikchya Sangraula Koirala, the PM's niece is donating one of her kidneys to the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Oli was admitted to the hospital in preparation for the transplant on Monday evening. Provided normal condition, the Prime Minister will be discharged from the hospital within a week.
This will be the second renal transplant for Prime Minister Oli. He had undergone a renal transplant 12 years ago in Apollo Hospital of India.