Nepal | May 26, 2020

Bajura minor remains untreated in lack of economic support

Prakash Singh
Share Now:

BAJURA: A minor living in Kolti, Budhinanda Municipality-2 of Bajura district has remained untreated for an infection due to his family’s economic condition.

Govinda Sarki, 15, who belongs to the Dalit community contracted infection in his legs, the cause of which remains unknown. Sarki, who belongs to a haliya family, has reportedly been living with the ailment for about 10 years as his family is unable to afford his treatment.

Govinda’s father Raghu Sarki shared that both the legs of his son have been infected causing accumulation of pus. Both his legs are bandaged. Rangu further lamented that if he doesn’t work on the fields, he cannot bring food to his house. In such a circumstance, when they can barely manage two-square meals, they have not been able to carry out the child’s treatment.

Govinda, who studies in Grade 6 doesn’t want to go to school. He shares his plight of being mistreated there due to his condition. “They look down at me and insult me. None of my classmates even want to come near me.” At a time when he should be studying and playing with his friends, Govinda’s psychology is being negatively affected.

Living with the pain caused by his illness and being ridiculed for his condition has put Govinda in a vulnerable state. His family is seeking support to carry out the child’s treatment, so far in vain.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Drunken man murders spouse in Udaypur

GAIGHAT: A man has murdered his wife after consumption of alcohol in Rautamai Rural Municipality-8 of Udaypur district, on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Dil Maya Tamang, 43, of the Rural Municipality. According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Bir Bahadur Budha Magar at the Distr Read More...

Highlights from today’s media briefing on COVID-19 response

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates from across the country on government’s response to COVID-19 crisis. As of today, 51,642 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and 95,192 Rapid Diagnostic Tests Read More...

25 people recover from COVID-19; nationwide recovery tally reaches 112

KATHMANDU: Twenty-five persons earlier diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, admitted at different health facilities across the country, have been discharged following recovery, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). Eighteen persons of Chhapkaiya in Parsa district -- all of Read More...

NPC-NPI meet on virtual 'Policy Dialogue post COVID-19'

KATHMANDU: The National Planning Commission (NPC) and Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) held the first meeting in the series of NPI-NPC Policy Dialogue post COVID-19 via Zoom conference. Several experts from NPI Global experts community of Nepali origin and NPI Board members based in South East As Read More...

BTS label Big Hit acquires Pledis Entertainment home to NU'EST, SEVENTEEN

KATHMANDU: Big Hit Entertainment, the music label of K-pop band BTS, said on May 25 that it has acquired Pledis Entertainment that manages NU'EST and Seventeen, as part of efforts to diversify its business portfolio. Quoting Big Hit statement, The Korea Herald stated: "We've become the larges Read More...

43 persons recover from COVID-19, discharged from hospital today

BIRGUNJ: Forty-three patients, including two journalists, undergoing treatment at the Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital for COVID-19 have been discharged following recovery, on Monday. According to the hospital's medical superintendent Dr Madan Upadhyay, the patients were discharged today after Read More...

Coronavirus , vaccines, vaccines trails

First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn

ZURICH: First indications of the effectiveness of a potential vaccine against coronavirus may be available in the autumn, the head of the GAVI vaccine alliance told a Swiss newspaper, forecasting a long road from there to broad availability. "Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccin Read More...

Onus on Dortmund to beat Bayern in quietest ever ‘Klassiker’

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund has to beat Bayern Munich on Tuesday if anyone is to have a realistic chance of stopping the seven-time defending champion from claiming yet another Bundesliga title. “This game will be decisive. If we lose, it’s more or less over,” Dortmund defender Raphaël Guerr Read More...