THT Impact: Efforts begin for treatment of Badure Damai

BAJURA: Badure Damai (44) of Badimalika Municipality-7 in Bajura district, who had been on a hospital bed for the past three months struggling with his ailment but to no avail, is finally being transported to Kathmandu for treatment.

After the news on Damai's circumstance was published in The Himalayan Times on August 6, Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation (NHEDF) took the initiative in bringing him to Kathmandu for treatment, said Chairperson of NHEDF, Samrat Singh Basnet. He informed that Damai's treatment would be carried out in coordination with Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital.

Likewise, fund has been collected for Damai’s treatment with contribution from individuals. Artist and film director Amrit Dhungana from Kathmandu contributed Rs 10,000, chief of Bajura District Hospital Dr Rup Chandra Biswakarma donated Rs 5,000, and manager of Rastriya Banjiya Bank, Bajura, Jeet Jung Singh also contributed Rs 5,000.

Similarly, journalist Lakshmi Raj Padhyaya has donated Rs 2,000 while a sum of Rs 4,000 was collected from the nurses of the District Hospital.

Damai has a wound in his right feet which the doctors have not been able to cure even after treating it for the last three months. According to Dr Durgaraj Maharjan at the District Hospital, Damai needs to be transferred to a well-facilitated hospital to carry out a surgical procedure in order to heal his wound and to carry out other tests.

Doctors had amputated his left leg due to an injury five years ago. His health problem elevated when the infection spread to his right leg.