‘PM Oli to undergo kidney transplant on Wednesday’

KATHMANDU, March 1: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will undergo a kidney transplant for the second time on Wednesday, confirmed his press advisor Surya Thapa.

According to Thapa, the 69-year-old prime minister will go under the knife at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. He will be admitted to the hospital on Monday. 

Oli had previously undergone a kidney transplant in New Delhi in 2007. However, his kidneys have stopped functioning properly in the past recent months.

“All the preparations for the kidney transplant have been readied,” said Thapa. 

The PM had also briefed a meeting of the Secretariat about the plan for his kidney transplantation.

According to sources, a woman is donating him her kidney.

The donor is The donor is a close relative of Oli and is aged under 30, said the source, who denied to identify her.