A smiling Prime Minister KP Oli waves at well-wishers and journalists while leaving the TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj on Friday evening. He spent 12 days at the hospital for undergoing a kidney transplant. Doctors have said that it will take over six months for the prime minsiter to fully recover.
KATHMANDU, March 14: After spending 12 days in hospital, Prime Minister KP Oli was discharged from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) at Maharajgunj on Friday evening. He was taken directly to his official residence at Baluwatar.
The prime minister has shown significant improvement in his condition. He left TUTH at around 6.30 pm. Doctors involved in his treatment have, however, advised him to exercise caution while returning to his regular activities.
The 69-year-old Oli waved to well-wishers while emerging from the hospital.
The prime minister underwent a kidney transplant at TUTH on March 4.
According to the hospital, the vital and lab parameters of the prime minister are normal.
“Following the discharge, the prime minister will be under regular follow-up. He will be under close medical observation by doctors,” reads a press statement issued by TUTH.
Oli has meanwhile tweeted, “After being in hospital for 12-long days, I have returned to my residence after kidney transplant.” He also thanked well-wishers in Nepal and abroad.
On Thursday, Dr Prem Krishna Khadga, executive director at TUTH, said the hospital was discharging the prime minister as he has been making a good recovery.
According to Surya Thapa, press advisor to the prime minister, doctors have advised Oli to maintain a distance while meeting people.
“The prime minister is advised to wear a mask and not to go to crowded places,” Thapa told Republica, adding that Oli was welcomed at the gate of his residence by his father Mohan Prasad, who is 89.
Meanwhile, Samikshya Sangraula, the prime minister’s niece who donated her right kidney for the transplant, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
A large number of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders including Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali were present at the hospital during Prime Minister Oli’s discharge.
This is Oli’s second kidney transplant. The first was in 2007 at an Indian hospital.