IN BRIEF

Patient asks for help

KATHMANDU: Krishna Dutta Bhatta is pleading for life from bed number 27, male ward, of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, as both his kidneys have failed. Dr Manoj Bhattarai says Bhatta needs a permanent renal replacement therapy, which will cost Bhatta Rs 30,000 every month. Given his socio-economic status, Bhatta cannot afford such a costly treatment on his own. “Any help from generous individuals and institutions will be highly appreciated,” Dr Bhattarai said in a letter. Harka Bahadur Ayer, a friend of Bhatta, says he needs about one million rupees to provide treatment to Bhatta. Harka can be contacted at 4232387. — HNS

Kirat Yayokkha anniv

KATHMANDU: Former Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Santa Bahadur Rai, felicitated democratic fighters Sripal Rai and Mugadhan Rai at a programme organised here on Saturday on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Kirat Rai Yayokkha. The two were felicitated for their role in the liberation movement to end the Rana regime. Writer Tanka Bahadur Rai and musicians Keshav Rai and Shambhu Rai were also honoured. Addressing the function, former minister Ashok Rai said unity is the need of the hour. — RSS