Nepalese Prime Minister Receives Second Kidney Transplant

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Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday underwent surgery for a kidney transplant at a government hospital in Kathmandu.

This is the second transplant since he was diagnosed with renal failure 13 years ago, doctors involved in the surgery said.

A team of surgeons led by Prem Raj Gyawali performed the operation at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, according to the hospital’s Managing Director, Prem Krishna Khadga

“His vitals are good and his transplanted kidney has started working,’’ Khadga said in a statement.

Oli, 69, received his first kidney transplant 13 years ago in India.

The prime minister was flown to Singapore in September after his transplanted kidney showed symptoms of dysfunction.

He has been undergoing weekly dialysis since then.

Oli, leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, came to power after a coalition of communist parties won parliamentary elections in late 2017.

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