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Paras critical but stable‚ says hospital



Former crown princess Himani Shah at TIA before leaving for Bangkok where her husband Paras Shah is undergoing treatment.


KATHMANDU: Former crown prince Paras Shah’s condition is ‘very critical but stable’, according to Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok where Shah was admitted on Tuesday evening after suffering a heart attack.

Issuing a statement, the hospital said the doctors ‘are doing their best’. “He had a major attack. He was resuscitated and treated,” read the statement signed by cardiologist duo Dr Sayan Cheepudomwit and Dr Parinya Kunawut and Intensivist Dr Kunchit Piyavechviratana. “He was transferred to the ICU on February 20. His condition remains very critical but stable.”

It’s the first official statement on ex-crown prince’s health from the hospital. A family source said there has been neither deterioration nor improvement in Shah’s health. Sources said Shah was under the care of neurosurgeon from today.

Dor Nath Aryal, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Nepal in Thailand, told THT that the ex-crown prince’s condition was not out of danger yet.

Quoting doctors involved in his treatment, sources said Shah’s heart was functioning only 70 per cent with ventilator support. The doctors are still unable to ascertain the amount of damage in his brain, informed Sunil Khadka, an aide to Shah and Secretary General of Non-Resident Nepalese Association (Thailand Chapter).

Meanwhile, Shah’s wife former crown princes Himani reached Bangkok today. With minimum information filtering in on Shah’s health condition, rumours of his death were rife on social media, particularly Facebook, to which family and friends of the ex-crown prince have expressed shock.

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