PM undergoes plasmapheresis treatment in Singapore

Published On: August 26, 2019 06:00 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition has remained normal, according to his key aide.

Oli's chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal said on Twitter on Sunday morning that the prime minister's plasmapheresis treatment began at the National University Hospital in Singapore on Friday.

Referring to the PM's personal physician Prof Dr Divya Singh, Chief Advisor Rimal, who is accompanying Prime Minister Oli in Singapore, said Oli should undergo the plasmapheresis treatment a couple of times. "Prime Minister's health condition is normal," Rimal tweeted.

Prime Minister Oli will take rest tomorrow and undergo the same test again on Tuesday, his Press Advisor Kundan Aryal said.

On Friday, Oli had left for Singapore 10 days after returning from there for his medical check-up. Oli's advisors say that there is nothing to worry about the PM's health.

During his treatment in Singapore, doctors will primarily focus their treatment on reducing the number of antibodies in the PM's blood. According to them, the number normally goes up after undergoing a kidney transplant. The doctors will apply several measures to increase the functioning of the kidney and decrease creatinine level.

Anti-body related to kidney was found beyond the normal level in Oli's body during his health check-up in Singapore last time.

The prime minister is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, and personal physician Singh among others. Prime Minister Oli underwent a kidney transplant surgery back in 2007. Since then he has been on kidney enhancement drug.

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