NC Gen Secy Koirala diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia

Published On: July 6, 2016 12:26 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr. Shashanka Koirala, who is undergoing treatment at Om Hospital on Wednesday morning, has been diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia.

“Dr.  Koirala has been diagnosed as suffering from aspiration pneumonia. Even though his vital signs are improving his medical condition is still critical. He is being treated on ventilator,” attending Dr Hari Kishor Shrestha said while briefing the journalists on the condition of Koiraloa.

Dr.Hari K. Shrestha briefing journlists on the conditio of Koirala at OM Hospital (Dinesh Gole/Republica) 

According to him Koirala’s present condition does not allow to take him aboard for treatment.  He is being administered antibiotics and hopefully he would regain consciousness after 48 hours, added Shrestha. 

Currently, his blood pressure is low at 90/60, his heart rate is 145 beats per minute, oxygen saturation 90 and urine measured 50 ML per hour.  His Chest X-ray has shown extensive pneumonia of left lung. 

Koirala, 58, had been rushed to OM Hospital for treatment after complaints of abdominal pain  and respiratory problem. 

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According to doctors aspiration pneumonia is an inflammation of your lungs and bronchial tubes that occurs after you inhale materials such as vomit, food, or liquid.  

The symptoms of this condition are similar to other types of pneumonia. They include:

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • fatigue
  • blue discoloration of the skin
  • cough, possibly with green sputum, blood, or a foul odor
  • difficulty swallowing
  • bad breath
  • excessive sweating

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