PM Oli may go for regular dialysis or kidney re-transplant: Aides

Published On: November 3, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is under close observation by his personal physician and other doctors, is awaiting full medical reports before deciding his future “mode of treatment”. 

An aide to the  prime minister and a party spokesperson said the future mode of treatment will be determined once the doctors have all the medical reports related to his condition. 

According to the aides, the future treatment mode will be either arrangement for regular dialysis or kidney re-transplant. Before deciding about this, doctors are minutely examining Oli’s health condition. 

“Doctors are examining the PM’s health condition. His mode of treatment will be determined once doctors have the full medical reports,” said one of the PM’s aides requesting not to be identified, adding, “He has  shared the same message frankly with party leaders.” 

At a party secretariat meeting held on Saturday, PM Oli had briefed his comrades on his health. He appeared at the meeting a bit later than scheduled and briefed the secretariat members. 

“As per the briefing, it’s not such a  serious case. But doctors have been examining and checking his condition after some health-related problems emerged,” said  Narayankaji Shrestha, the party spokesman, while emerging from the meeting. 

Like the prime minister’s aide, Shrestha also said some of the medical reports are yet to be in. 

“The future course of treatment will be decided once all medical reports are available,”  he said without elaborating what types of reports the doctors are awaiting. 

While briefing the media, the party spokesperson termed the prime minister’s condition “normal”. 

This past week, PM Oli underwent dialysis. He is expected to have another dialysis by Saturday evening or Sunday. 

Oli underwent kidney transplant some 12 years ago and has been receiving further treatment within the country and abroad in recent days. 

In August, he underwent plasmapheresis treatment in Singapore. Since then he has been visiting the TU Teaching Hospital and Grande International Hospital in the capital.   

Doctors will arrange regular dialysis for PM at his residence or suggest other options based on the medical reports, it is stated. 

The second option, according to an aide, will be kidney re-transplant.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party, which was expected to announce its candidates for by-elections for the 52 vacant positions at the federal, provincial and local levels, has deferred the announcement till Sunday. 

Spokesperson Shrestha said the meeting couldn’t take a final decision due to lack of time to discuss the candidates.

As instructed by party headquarters, the NCP’s regional, district and local committees have already recommended the prospective candidates. 

The party is discussing whom to field in the elections slated for November 30. 

“Preliminary discussions are underway.  Due to lack of adequate time we cannot announce the candidates. 

The next meeting scheduled for tomorrow will make the announcement,” the spokesman said.

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