August 23, 2016 12:00 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Doctors at Bir Hospital, who have been attending to Ganga Maya Adhikari, said that they have been providing fluids and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) [which supplies all daily nutritional requirements].
Ganga Maya, widow of the late Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who resumed fast-unto-death two weeks ago demanding justice for her son who was killed by the Maoists, has been shifted to intensive care unit (ICU).
“We have inserted central line on her and have been providing fluids and TPN,” Dr Manen Gorkhali, who has been attending to Adhikari, informed. A central line is inserted in the arm or chest through the skin into a large vein, from which medicines, fluids or TPN are provide over a long period of time.
He said that they have been supplying fluids and TPN to Adhikari to prevent further deterioration of her condition.
Dr Bhupendra Basnet, director at the hospital, said that central line inserted on Adhikari has increased risk of infection. “Central line has been inserted to provide daily nutrition requirements, but the device raises risk of infection,” said Director Basnet.
Demanding action against those responsible for the death of her son Krishna Prasad, she had staged hunger strike for 360 days, which ended following five points deal with government, last year. Her son Krishna Prasad was murdered in Chitwan in June 2004 by Maoist insurgents accusing him of being an informant of the police.
Adhikari, had been staying at Bir Hospital even after she ended her yearlong hunger strike last year. Her husband Nanda Prasad died on September 22, 2014 in the course of his fast-unto-death. His body is still at the morgue of the central police forensic laboratory at Maharajgunj.