PM Oli admitted to Teaching Hospital for second kidney transplant


KATHMANDU, March 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was been admitted to TU Teaching Hospital on Monday evening.

The 69-year-old prime minister, who will undergo second kidney transplant on Wednesday, will be kept under observation of a six-member medical team led by urologist Dr. Prem Raj Gyawali

The team comprising PM’s personal physician Prof Dr. Dibya Singh Shah, Dilip Sharma and others will also be part of the medical team to perform surgery.

Necessary tests related to blood, stool and urine will be carried out prior to the kidney transplant surgery, informed Dr. Gyawali.

According to him, the Oli will put on observation in preparation for the transplant from today.

Meanwhile, Chief of the Manmohan Vascular and Transplant Centre, Cardiologist Dr. Arun Sayami shared that an angiography of the Prime Minister’s heart showed no complications, giving a go-ahead for the imminent transplant.

“I will not disappear by leaving the dreams that are slowly growing up stranded in the middle,” said PM Oli in a video message before heading to the hospital, while reassuring about his health.

“I will return after a few days of stay in the hospital and rest at home with more energy and self-confidence to realize our aspiration of prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis,” the PM said.

He also thanked all those who have extended their best wishes for his good health and recovery.

Samiksha Sangraula Gyawali,32, of Jhapa, who is Oli’s niece by relation, is donating one of her kidneys the prime minister.

Previously, the prime minister had undergone a kidney transplant at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi in 2007.