Patient unable to pay for treatment

Published On: November 21, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Binod Subedi

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 21: Saroj Dulal, a teacher at Inaruwa Municipality-9 in Sunsari district, who has been suffering from bone marrow problem since 2014, is facing a dire situation due to financial crisis for his treatment.

Dulal, who is getting treatment at Nobel Medical College in Biratnagar, has been suffering from the problem as he failed to pay Rs 2.5 million for bone marrow transplant.  He is surviving by infusing blood every two months, which costs Rs 4,000 including transportation fare. 

Donors had provided him about Rs 1 million three years ago and Dulal had gone to CMC Hospital, Vellore of India for treatment. But the teacher of Navayug Boarding School of Inaruwa was unable to pay Rs 2.5 million for the transplant. He then returned home after ATG infusion which cost him Rs 800,000. The treatment worked for two years.

“The government did not provided me any support,” said Dulal, who has a wife and a four-year-old daughter. 

The cost of bone marrow transplant ranges from Rs 1 million to Rs 1.8 million in Nepal while Indian hospitals charge IRs 1.4 million to IRs 2.2 million.

Bone marrow problem is a rare condition as one in a million person is affected by it, according to sources. 

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