Aause Kami, 42, of Gaumul Rural Municipality, Bajura returned home today after full recovery. Aause, who had been left in a lurch due to his poverty, received the treatment at Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj after news of his plight was published in The Himalayan Times.

Aause was struggling for his life for a want of treatment of neuro problems.

After publication of the news report in this daily, Nepal Health Service Equipment Development Institute helped by providing treatment for Aause.

Chairman of the institute Samrat Singh Basnet said that Kami was rescued from Bajura and taken to Kathmandu for treatment after news about Kami's plight was published.

Basnet said that Aause received treatment for three months and returned home after recovery. He said the institute had borne all expenses for Aause's treatment. His wife Sauni said Aause was left in the lurch due to lack of treatment expenses. She said her husband was now fit and fine now after the institute's help. Expressing happiness, Sauni said that Aause got a new life with help from the organisation.

Aause's foot was amputated in Kohalpur Medical College following the same problem 13 years ago. According to TUTH, Aause had neuro problems even though the foot was amputated due to cancer. Aause said that he had recovered after treatment. He said that he felt pain in his feet five months ago and that had not improved in the local health facility. Sauni had sought help for her husband's treatment as she did not have transportation fare to go to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj at that time. Sauni said she had sold all her belongings but there was no improvement in her husband's health. But finally, Aause got a new lease of life. Locals said that the family had nothing except a thatched-roof house.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 14 2021, of The Himalayan Times.