Kathmandu, June 16: The CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has been taken to India for further medical treatment. He left for the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, capital of India, on a Nepal Airlines Corporation plane at 12.30 pm today.
The former Prime Minister was being treated at the Norvic International Hospital here before this. Khanal's personal secretary Krishna Bhattarai said that Khanal would be admitted to Apollo Hospital immediately after reaching New Delhi and his treatment would be started.
Meanwhile, UML general-secretary Ishwar Pokhrel has wished leader Khanal a quick recovery of his health. Pokhrel reached Norvic Hospital and wished the senior leader for his complete recuperation.
During the meeting, leader Khanal had urged the party general-secretary to restore unity in the party. "Comrade, you please patch up the dispute in the party and keep the party unity intact," the senior leader reportedly said to Pokhrel.
The former Prime Minister has been referred to New Delhi for further treatment in consultation with doctors involved in his treatment and his family, said Somnath Bastola, corporate communications chief of the Hospital.
Khanal, who earlier contracted COVID-19, was admitted to the hospital on June 14 for low hemoglobin counts and respiratory problems.