Prez off to Japan hoping better treatment

President Ram Baran Yadav

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today left for Tokyo, Japan, for medical checkup.

The President would reach Tokyo via Bangkok in an aircraft of Thai Airways.

Doctors have suspected a cancer in President’s large intestine.

President’s  son Dr Chandra Mohan, daughter Anita,  cardiologist Yadav Dev Bhatta, Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have accompanied the President.

The government has already stated that the government would bear the total cost of the President’s treatment and stay in Japan.

However, the officials have not revealed the name of hospital to be taken to the President.

Meanwhile, Vice President Paramananda Jha would assume the responsibilities of the President in absence of the President as per the Article 36 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063 B.S, according to a statement issued by the Office of the President.