Nepal | July 24, 2019

Cancer treatment in Western Nepal

Himalayan News Service

Nepalgunj, July 13
Nepal Cancer Hospital in Khajura, Banke, today launched its cancer treatment service, putting an end to the plight of patients in the west, who in the past had to travel far away for treatment.

The service was instituted with financial support from the Ministry of Health and technical assistance of BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital of Bharatpur.

A ‘satellite’ centre has been set up to launch the service. This centre was inaugurated at a programme here today.

On the first day of the service today, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital consultant (Surgical Oncology) Dr Bishworam Poudel, Junior consultant (Radiation Oncology) Dr Ranjanbhakta Bhandari, and Registrar (Medical Oncology) Dr Khagendraraj Devkota examined patients.

Speaking on the occasion, Hospital Management Committee Chairperson Kismat Kumar Kakshyapati described the launch of the satellite service as a dream come true. “We have launched the service by following the codes of Bharatpur Cancer Hospital,” he said, adding that regular service from the hospital will start after procuring necessary equipment and manpower.

“From the satellite centre, services like OPD, follow-up, and tests of patients have started. We will launch other services from the start of the new fiscal,” he said.

The hospital so far has received Rs 270 million in grant and is expected to receive an extra Rs 100 million as proposed by the new budget.

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