HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Former prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa is undergoing treatment at Thapathali based Norvic International Hospital after he suffered severe heart attack.
Thapa (84), had a heart attack at 9:45 am today and was brought to the hospital after he fell unconscious during a joint meeting of Rastriya Janashakti Party and Rastriya Prajatantra Party.
Dr Bharat Rawat, executive director of the hospital, said his situation would be critical for the next 48 hours. He has been kept inside ventilator. Although he is unconscious, he can cough and move his limbs.
When Thapa was brought to Norvic Emergency, he had no pulse, blood pressure, respiration and oxygen saturation was not recordable. He was immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen and necessary intravenous drugs. He was then intubated. Even after these measures, he did not have pulse and blood pressure, so he was immediately taken to be cath lab and TPI (Temporary Pace Maker Implantation) was done. He was then kept under mechanical ventilatory support.
Now he has pulse rate of 80 BPM (On TPI) and the rest of the vitals are within normal range supported by necessary drugs. Currently his BP is 100/60 mm and respiratory rate 15 times per minute.
Dr Rawat said the same treatment procedure will continue for the next 24 hours. Thapa had undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery three decades ago.
Team of experts arriving
KATHMANDU: Kiran Giri, RJP joint spokesperson said a six-member team of heart specialists will reach Kathmandu on Sunday under the leadership of Dr RR Kasliwal from Medanta, the Medicity under the coordination of the Indian Embassy. Dr Kasliwal was also involved in Thapa’s bypass surgery 30 years ago.