Cancer patient Sabitri BK stranded in Kathmandu for lack of money

Published On: December 15, 2017 05:08 PM NPT By: Sangam Gharti Magar

BAGLUNG, Dec 15: Seventeen Year-Old Sabitra BK, who has been suffering from blood cancer, has been stranded in Kathmandu.

Various individuals and organizations had collected fund of Rs. 272,000 on December 5 and sent her to Kathmandu for treatment. However, with no more fund left for treatment or to go back home, BK of Dhorpatan municipality-5, Baglung has been stranded.

“We had come for treatment with collected fund,” Khim Bahadur, Sabitra’s brother said. “The hospital asked for hefty amount (Rs 700,000 to 1 million rupees), and we are unable to collect it. Now, we don’t even have money to rent an ambulance to go back home,” Khim Bahadur lamented. 

Prior to going to Kathmandu, Sabitra had been changing her blood every 15 days at Burtiwang Primary Health Post.

BK’s family has been stranded in Kathmandu after Bhaktapaur Cancer Hospital asked them to leave the hospital saying that BK’s treatment would be impossible without Rs 1 million.

“We would return home if someone provided us financial help. We have been left stranded after the hospital forced us to leave,” he lamented.

Her father Chhabilal BK, mother and two elder brothers are attending to Sabitri in Kathmandu. Anyone willing to assist them can contact at 9821351144 and 9821913446. 

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