PM returns from New York

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that appointment of ambassadors and the remaining 26 Constituent Assembly (CA) members would be made soon in consultation with political parties.

Addressing a press conference upon his arrival home after a month-long treatment in New York, Prime Minister Koirala said the major political parties have already agreed on the number of CA members to be nominated by the cabinet from their respective parties. “The long pending appointments will be made soon in consultation with the political parties,” he said.

The prime minister also asked all not to have any doubts about the promulgation of a new constitution within the stipulated time. “There is no alternative to promulgating a new constitution. New constitution will be promulgated in consensus with all political parties,” he said. Koirala was flown to New York for treatment last month after a black spot was detected in his lungs.

While in New York for medical treatment since June 17, the prime minister underwent medical examination as well as radiation therapy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

According to Dr Kabir Nath Yogi, who worked in close coordination with the medical team involved in the treatment throughout, the radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of lung yielded excellent clinical as well as radiological results, which in turn enabled the Prime Minister to return home following a short recovery time after treatment.

Dr. Yogi said that the hospital specialists have recommended a plan of care to be put in place for onward recovery of Koirala´s health. PM Koirala is advised to have a follow up consultation at the MSKCC in about three months. As per the doctors´ suggestion, the prime minister will now be limiting the number of his meetings.

Source: Republica