Bajura woman desperate for financial support for treatment

BAJURA: A 41-year-old woman is in dire need of financial support for treatment of her fractured leg in Badimalika Municipality-5 of Bajura district.

Dhanapati Baduwal has been compelled to live a disabled life for the last eight months after a falling rock hit her leg causing the injury.

A single mother, Baduwal was languishing in her house for some months after the incident as she had no one to take her to a nearby health facility.

However, last month, the villagers took her to the District Hospital for treatment, from where she was referred to hospitals in Dhangadhi and Nepalgunj for further treatment.

Dr Rupchandra Bishwokarma at the District Hospital Bajura said, Baduwal required surgery and that was why she had been referred to hospitals at Dhangadhi and Nepalgunj. He further said a minimum sum of Rs 50,000 would be required to treat Baduwal.

With the lack of financial support and close relatives to look after her for treatment outside the district, she had been growing weak in her home owing to the injury.

"After the incident, I sent my only daughter to her maternal home in Salyan. She is studying in grade two," Baduwal lamented. A single mother of one daughter, Baduwal, after the death of her husband, has been a victim of discrimination by her bother-in-laws for not giving birth to a son.

"I knocked at every door seeking support for the treatment of my leg, however, I ended up empty handed. I cannot move freely, and that is why I am confined to the house. Instead of going for treatment, I have been spending my days crying," Baduwal shared her plight.

"I am currently living with a sister-in-law Kegi Khadka in the village," Baduwal added.

Meanwhile, Badimalika Municipality has launched a campaign with the theme 'women with deputy mayor programme' in every village in the area.

However, most women in the area are compelled to hide their diseases for years owing to lack of financial support. Among them majority of the women are victims of domestic violence in the district.

Ironically, people with poor financial background do not have access to justice in the region.