The much honored King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has undergone a surgery and got his gall bladder removed after a 75-minute laparoscopic operation Sunday night.
The information was provided on Monday by the palace.
The world’s longest-reigning monarch, 86 year old Adulyadej was rushed to Bangkok Siriraj hospital three days back due to symptoms of fever and an increased heart rate.
The revelation of blood test indicated some infection and has upsurged great public concern.
According to the statement issued by the Royal Household Bureau: Additional testing, including a CAT scan, revealed that “gallbladder was inflamed and very swollen.”
“The operation was satisfactory and His Majesty returned to his room at 20 minutes past midnight. By Monday morning the heartbeat has lowered, blood pressure is normal and His Majesty’s fever is lower. Doctors continue to administer antibiotics and continue to administer an intravenous drip.”
The official King Rama IX who acquired the position in 1946 has been admitted to the same hospital and spent nearly four years after being admitted with lung infection in 2009.
After which the king is rarely witnessed as he stays in Hua Hin town in his Klai Kangwon Palace whose literal meaning reads “Far from Worries Palace.”
Gallbladder removal is a common surgery and the patient recovers fast without much complexity.
The king though served no official political role, but has been treated as a deity by the public.
Prayut Chan-O-Cha — who grasped power from the elected administration on May 22 visited the king on early Monday dressed in a suit and wearing a yellow tie with deputy prime ministers and Thai army chief General Udomdej Sitabutr.
The king’s position holds very strict laws and any criticism of the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.