Former Prince Paras still unconscious; Kritika discharged from hospital

Kathmandu: The health condition of former crown prince Paras Shah, who suffered a heart attack on Tuesday in Bangkok, is slowly improving, but reports say he is not out of danger.

According to media reports, Shah’s condition is not yet stable and he is on a ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok. The Hospital did not disclose the condition of former Crown Prince. “We´re still conducting tests on him and would speak to the media at the earliest,” the hospital added.

Deputy Chief of Nepali mission in Thailand Dornath Aryal went to the hospital to receive information about Shah’s health. After his visit to the hospital, Aryal informed media that doctors said his condition is improving and he needs a full examination.

In 2007, Shah, 42, suffered a mild heart attack and had undergone treatment at the Kathmandu-based Norvic Hospital.

Shah, who has been in the limelight for various unsavory incidents, had been living in Singapore. He later moved to Bangkok to start up a business after differences with his family members. He has been in Bangkok for a year-and-a-half while his wife Himani and their two daughters and son live in Kathmandu. Last October, Shah was arrested for possession of marijuana in Phuket and vandalising an apartment in Bangkok last December. Two separate cases were filed against him but he was subsequently released.

However Shah’s father, former king Gyanendra and mother Komal, who are currently in Bara are not planning to go to Bangkok to see him anytime. Some media quoted Pathak as saying that former King and Queen are not planning to visit Bangkok soon as they are receiving information from the former royal family members, who are currently in Bangkok.

Himani could not join his ailing husband as she was attending to her daughter Kritika at Norvic Hospital where she underwent surgery of appendicitis. Kritika discharged from hospital today following her operation. Himani is likely to fly to Bangkok to take care of his ailing husband.

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