The health condition of Nepali Congress General Secretary Sashank Koirala is critical but stable, said the doctors attending on him at Om Hospital in the capital city.
General Secretary Koirala was admitted to the Hospital at 8:00 pm Tuesday after he felt difficulty in respiration. But his condition worsened much after 5:00 am today.
Managing Director at the Hospital, Hari Kishor Shrestha informed the National News Agency (RSS) that his condition deteriorated sharply after the vomit chocked his respiration.
He has been suffering from severe pneumonia, Shrestha added. Similarly, another doctor attending on Koirala, Dr Harish Joshi, said a chest tube was installed owing to the pneumonia and the formation of gas outside his lungs.
As many as 15 doctors including his spouse Dr Supatra Koirala, and Dr Arjun Karki, Dr UN Pathak, Dr Laba Joshi, Dr Shyam Maharjan, Dr Subash Acharya, Dr Mahesh Bhattarai, Dr Rabindra Shrestha, Dr Rawal Pathak, Dr PK Chhetri, and Dr Hari Kishor Shrestha have been attending General Secretary Koirala.
Dr Shrestha further said his heart beat is 80 per minute and blood pressure 100/50, while liver movement is 90 percent. The doctors have suggested that until his critical condition improves, he should be kept there. However, the family sources said discussion is on whether to take him abroad for treatment.
NC General Secretary Koirala's Helth Critical : Report
The health condition of Nepali Congress general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala is critical, according to doctors involved in his treatment.
Dr Koirala is being treated at the ICU at the Chabahil-based Om Hospital in the capital;. He was hospitalised following sudden problems in his health. Although it was suspected that Dr Koirala suffered a heart attack, that was not the case upon medical examination but he has pneumonia, according to Dr Lav Joshi, who is involved in the treatment.
As per the latest medical report released by the hospital, Dr Koirala's medical condition at present is 'critically ill with stable vital signs under advanced life support. Dr Joshi said efforts have been made to keep his health stable and his condition is critical.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and other top leaders of the party went to the hospital to inquire about Dr Koirala's health.