Prime Minister Oli leaves for Singapore for further medical treatment

PM Oli leaves for Singapore

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has left for Singapore on Thursday for further medical treatment.

The prime minister boarded Thai Airways at 1:30 am from Tribhuvan International Airport. He is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, his personal physician Dr Divya Singh and some security officials, according to a press release issued by Dr Singh.

The 67-years-old prime minister had been to Singapore on August 3 for medical check-up and returned home on August 12 after getting his medical tests done at the National University Hospital.

However, the prime minister was having problem due to a high number of antibodies in his body.”To improve the function of his kidneys by removing the antibodies, the prime minister is heading to Singapore, where he will be treated at the National University Hospital,” the press release reads.

“Oli will be treated by an experts’ team in the same hospital where some Nepali doctors will also participate in the process,” the release further reads.

PM Oli had undergone a kidney transplant surgery at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi in 2007 and is on kidney enhancement drug therapy.