Kathmandu, June 9
Chairman of Rastriya Janashakti Party and former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who fell unconscious after a heart attack during the party’s meeting Saturday morning, is recovering.
Thapa, 84, is under treatment at Norvic International Hospital.
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Bharat Rawat said his health condition was improving now. Thapa was brought to Norvic at 10 am following a severe heart problem.
Talking to The Rising Nepal, Dr. Rawat said Thapa had no BP and no breathing at 10 am. "We could revive him and with a lot of efforts, we could get his heart beats back by using an artificial pacemaker," Dr. Rawat stated.
His pulses and oxygen level were not recordable. Immediate administering of CPR, oxygen and necessary intravenous drugs helped his recovery, the hospital informed.
He was taken cath lab and TPI (Temporary Pace Maker Implantation) was done. He was then kept under mechanical ventilator support.
"He now has a pulse rate of 80 BPM (On TPI) and rest of the vitals are within normal range supported by necessary drugs. Currently his BP is 100/60 mm of Hg, respiratory rate 15 time per minute, SPO2 99 per cent and last hour output: 200 ml."
His TPI was implanted by a team including Dr. Bharat Rawat and Dr. J. P. Jaiswal.
He had hypertension and cardiac ailment and had under gone CABG about 2-3 decades ago.
Earlier on Friday, Thapa had addressed the mass assembly organised by 22 political parties opposing the government.
A team of experts, who operated on Thapa in USA 20 years ago, are arriving in Kathmandu from India tomorrow for his treatment.
Nepali Congress vice-chairman Ram Chandra Paudel, general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula, former speaker Subas Nembang, former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, RPP chairman Pasupati Shumser Rana and other leaders visited him at the hospital.
Thapa was unconscious till 9 in the evening.