BANGKOK: Hundreds of Nepalis residing in Bangkok and surrounding cities today thro-nged the Samitivej Hospital to meet former king Gyanendra Shah‚ who arrived in the hospital to discuss about further medication of former crown prince Paras Shah. Shah has been in critical care in the hospital for the last 10 days.
The former king's meeting with the doctors involved in his son's treatm-ent lasted for about an hour. He met with well-wishers formally at the hospital and thanked them for their concern shown about his son's health‚ saying that he has shown improvement because of their prayers.
Gyanendra Shah visited the hospital with former queen Komal Shah and three grandchildren – Paras’s son Hridayendra and daughters Poornika and Kritika. Himani Shah‚ Prerana Shah and other former royal family members were also present in the hospital.
Meanwhile‚ the hospital did not release any press sta-tement today on Paras's health condition as the chief doctor who had signed the press statement was on leave. Sunil Khadka‚ general secretary of Non-Resident Nepali Association (Thailand Chapter) said‚ “Although Paras' health situation has improved to some extent‚ he is still critical but stable. His body temperature and pulse rate has increased.”
Khadka further said although the doctors want to conduct an MRI on him‚ but they are hesitant as MRI needs at least an hour and it is a risk to keep Paras out of ventilator for that long.
Paras was admitted to the hospital on February 19‚ following a major heart attack. With no significant improvement in his health‚ he has been kept on CCU ventilator at ICU unit since he blacked out. "We are positive that his health will improve as four specialist doctors from Samitivej Hospital and two from Bangkok Hospital are involved in his treatment‚" Khadka added.