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Ujwal Thapa, former coordinator of Vibekshil Saja Party reportedly dies

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Kathmandu Ujwal Thapa, the former coordinator of Vibekshil Saja Party and founding chairman of Vibekshil Nepali Dal, who was hospitalized after a corona infection, has passed away.

He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital for two weeks.

Thapa, who was undergoing treatment at Medicity Hospital in critical condition with a ventilator and Ecmo technology, died on Tuesday afternoon.

He has been released from the ventilator.  According to hospital sources, preparations are underway to officially announce Thapa’s death on the advice of his family.

Recently, Ujwal Thapa was planned to undergo ECMO treatment, since ventilation was s not useful for him.

On Planned ECMO:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) does the job of the lungs and/or heart, allowing the organs to rest and recover when patients are incredibly sick. A

According to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), the technique could save up to half of the seriously ill Covid-19 patients for whom ventilation isn’t working.

Medicity is the only hospital in Nepal with ECMO facility. It is a very expensive treatment that can cost around 25-30 lakhs.

Engaged in politics for nearly a decade, he was a very popular leader among the youth. Millions from home and abroad wished him well.

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