Prime Minister, get well soon

Published On: March 4, 2020 08:50 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been admitted to the Kidney Transplantation Unit at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to undergo a second kidney transplant, which is scheduled for today. The PM has been suffering from kidney trouble and has been visiting hospitals abroad for checkups and undergoing regular dialysis inside the country. The kidney transplant has become the concern of every single Nepali citizen and they are wishing for its success and early recovery of the PM. From former king Gyanendra to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepali leaders to social media users, everyone is expressing wishes for PM’s health. We are equally concerned about it and wish for successful kidney transplant and early recovery of the PM.  

This time around, the PM has found broader support from the general public because of two main reasons. First is the decision of the PM to get this major surgery done inside Nepal and in the government hospital, the hospital where vast majority of the low and middle-income people go for treatment.  PM has given the message that our health facilities are as much capable of conducting kidney transplant.  With the head of the government relying on public hospitals, the standards of our public health facilities are expected to improve. Second, before going to the hospital, Oli endorsed the 15th periodic plan prepared by the National Planning Commission. The plan proposes 18 projects widely seen as capable of changing the development prospects of the country. Then he released a video message to the people, where he has stated that he would be back at work shortly after the surgery and a few days of rest. “As the best striker never leaves the court in the middle of the game, I won’t vanish without fulfilling what we have dreamt,” he said adding that he will return to accomplish the dream of ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali.’ In a rather emotional video message, the PM has displayed the highest level of confidence.  Unlike in previous events, when the PM’s aides tried to keep the health status of the PM rather secret, PM himself has briefed the people about it.

PM’s treatment is also the test of our health institution. Successful treatment and recovery of the PM will send a positive message that our health system is up to the mark. At this moment, we urge the hospital management and the country’s health ministry to make every possible effort to provide the best of the treatment to the PM. This will be his second kidney transplant, the first being done in Apollo Hospital in India in 2007.  A small weakness or even a slight negligence on the part of professionals in the course of treatment could result in unpleasant consequence. Hospital management should not spare any effort in the treatment of the PM.  People and the country want to see successful kidney transplant of the PM and his speedy recovery.  We want to see the PM return to work with the same zeal and confidence. Dear Prime Minister, get well soon.

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