BAJURA, OCTOBER 31
The family of Khadak Luwar, who was critically injured after he fell from a tree, was forced to stop his treatment and bring him back home after they were unable to continue his treatment owing to the lack of financial support.
After falling off a tree while collecting fodder for his goats, the 65-year-old of Budhinanda Municipality in Bajura was brought to the Primary Health Post in Koti for treatment.
The health centre then referred him to a more advanced facility in Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. However, owing to the lack of finances, his family was forced to carry him back home where he is living in a state of limbo between life and death.
Luwar injured his back in the fall and is unable to move, according to health workers. His right leg, as well as other sections of his body, are covered in deep wounds.
The family is even unable to gather money for transporting him to Nepalgunj, his relative said.
Khadak is also a freed Haliya of (Ka) category. He used to feed his family by ploughing fields of others.
"We can't afford to buy him pain relievers, let alone other medicines," his wife Jhimu Luwar bemoaned.
"Despite numerous requests for assistance, we have been unable to obtain any."
With Khadak being bedridden, his family is having difficulty in bringing food to the table.
There are eight persons in his family.
According to Padam Kumar Giri, Chief of Budhinanda Municipality, the office has no information of the victim and can provide up to 20,000 for transportation if the family contacts them. Similarly, he has urged everyone to assist the family with whatever support they can offer.