HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PYUTHAN: Seven-year-old Santosh KC of Bandikot VDC, Pyuthan, whose genitals was were chewed by a dog when he was just seven-month-old is waiting for a good Samaritan to help pay for his treatment.
With growing age, it is becoming more difficult for Santosh to live with the problem as he feels pain while urinating.
Santosh’s lower middle class family has not been able to pay for his treatment due to lack of money. His father, Gir Bahadur works as a daily wage earner in India to eke out a living for family.
Bijula, the child’s mother, lamented, “We are poor so could not pay for medical expenses.” She today appealed Chief District Officer Dil Bhadaur Ghimire to help pay for her son’s treatment.
Santosh, who is studying in grade one, has not been able to attend classes due to his problem.
The family’s neighbour Jagat Bahadur MC has been helping to ask for the help. He said, “The family is poor, there is nothing to eat in the house so I have been taking him to various places to urge people to help.”
“I also took him to Lucknow two years ago but returned in vain. The hospital demanded Rs 10 lakh for the treatment,” he added.
CDO Ghimire called on all to help treat the child. He said, “The child is in critical condition. So I request all for the help.”