KATHMANDU, March 11: Doctors involved in the treatment of Prime Minister KP Oli have said that he will need some six months to make a complete recovery from the kidney transplant operation he underwent at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital a week ago.
Dr Dibya Singh, the prime minister’s personal physician, said that they have decided not to discharge him from the hospital until they are fully confident he will not develop any complications once he is discharged.
“We do not recommend the prime minister to go near crowds. It may take up to six months for him to become fully active again and walk on his own. But he will not have any problems in carrying out his regular work,” she said. “The prime minister will need to keep some distance from others in order to avoid possible infections.”
Addressing a press conference organized to provide an update on the state of Oli’s health, Dr Singh said that they have decided to keep him in the hospital for a longer period of time at the request of his family although the prime minister himself wants to go home early.
“There has been a request from the prime minister’s family to keep him in hospital for a few more days. They also need time to make preparations,” she further said.
There are fears that the prime minister may have complications as a result of frequent meetings and other official work if he is released early. Doctors have also stressed the need for him to avoid any hectic schedule until he has fully recovered.
Dr Singh, however, also added, “The prime minister is showing good progress in his health. I see a possibility of his early discharge.”