• THT IMPACT
BAJURA, SEPTEMBER 16
Kaushilla Nepali, 21, of Budhiganga Municipality, Bajura, who was injured in a bear attack, is undergoing treatment at Kathmandu-based TU Teaching Hospital.
Earlier, a news report was published in this daily about the plight of the woman who was stranded at Bayalgadha Hospital after she was unable to fund her further treatment. After the news report was published, she was rescued and taken to Kathmandu at the initiative and coordination of Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation.
"After reading the news about her, we rescued her from Sanfebagar of Achham in an airplane and brought her to Kathmandu for treatment," said the foundation's chairperson Samrat Singh Basnet, adding that doctors were reporting improvement in her health. According to Basnet, various people and organisations have extended financial and other help for treatment of the woman.
The injured girl's mother Dila Nepali recounted the plight of being unable to afford her treatment due to lack of money.
"We had taken her to Bayalgadha hospital, but the hospital referred her to Nepalgunj or Kathmandu.
As we didn't have money, we were perplexed. In the meantime, we received the help," she said.
Kaushilla was attacked by a bear when she was grazing her cattle in a forest near her village two weeks ago. She has received major injuries on her face, head and neck. Kaushilla's father had died some years ago.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 17 2021, of The Himalayan Times.