Nepal’s former Crown Prince in critical but stable condition

Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal

Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal

The condition of Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal shows slight improvements, according to a statement released by his doctors. The statement further informs that the doctors were able to stop internal bleeding in the Prince’s abdomen, although his blood pressure remains dangerously low. Paras is yet to regain conciousness following his hospitalisation. The doctors found internal bleeding yesterday and although they succeeded in stopping it, the Crown Princess overall condition is given as “critical but stable”.

On February 19, the Crown Prince was admitted to Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok after he suffered a heart attack. This is his second hospitalisation; in 2007, Paras was admitted to the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu after suffering a mild heart attack. Back then, he underwent a 50-minute balloon angioplasty to clear a blocked artery. This time, the Prince’s condition appears to be much more serious.

Paras was the Crown Prince of Nepal from 2001 (his father’s accession to the Throne) to 2008 (the abolition of the Monarchy in Nepal). The Prince has faced many controversies, including a hit and run incident in 2000 which killed popular singer Praveen Gurung (an investigation ensued but Paras wasn’t charged: an army officer later took the blame), misuse of funds designed for charity, excessively luxurious lifestyle, and several other brushes with law.

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