Nepal PM recovers significantly from lung cancer
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:58
  
Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with lungs cancer, has been recovering quickly, his personal doctor said Sunday.

There has been immense improvement in his health following five rounds of radiotherapy in the period of last eight days, Xinhua reported.

"Recent x-ray inspection showed that the spot in his lungs has decreased by large," Koirala's personal physician Kabirnath Yogi told Xinhua over phone.

After Koirala went through the final round of radiotherapy conducted Wednesday last week, the fever and common cold has gone down remarkably while improvement has also been seen in his respiratory process.

Yogi claimed that after carrying out several tests and inspections, Koirala is almost free from the cancer.

Koirala, 75, is in the US since June 16 for treatment after a suspicious black spot was seen in one of his lungs in a CT-scan test conducted in Kathmandu.

The prime minister, who is unmarried, is still undergoing treatment at New York-based Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre since more than two weeks.

According to Koirala's family members, he will be kept in New York for one more week so as to prevent any infections and other complications.

IANS

First Published: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:58


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