A month-and-a-half year old infant in Budhinanda Municipality-3 of the district is struggling for survival as she grapples with severe malnutrition.

The kin of the child have appealed for financial assistance as they cannot afford the expenses for her treatment.

The infant, who had been born with severe malnutrition, was referred to Nepalgunj from the Primary Health Centre, where the authorities had said her treatment was not possible given the severity of her medical condition.

The parents have not been able to admit the child to the Nepalgunj based hospital in absence of adequate financial resources.

Mother of the child, Khando Budathapa too is malnourished and was in a similar condition during pregnancy too, which resulted in the current physical condition of the child, according to the health personnel.

Budathapa is 40 years old and has already given birth to five more children prior to the child aforementioned.

The plight, which is quite common to Bajura dwellers, has not been addressed by the government which is further highlighted by the authorities' failure to respond to tackle the issue.