By writer to thehimalayantimes.com
DHARAN, JUNE 26
Amidst the COVID-19 disaster, with hospitals in accordance high precedence to therapy of pandemic sufferers, kidney sufferers are on the receiving finish as they’ve been disadvantaged of well being companies.
There at the moment are over 50 kidney sufferers at BP Koirala Institute of Well being and Sciences, who got here from completely different locations, and so they have complained about scarcity of blood and medicines.
They’ve even been disadvantaged of dialysis service as a consequence of COVID-19 disaster.
Shashikala Khawas of Belbari, Morang, who was identified with kidney illness just a few years in the past, have been disadvantaged of dialysis service that she requires twice per week.
“As I used to be unable to go house for a very long time as a result of lockdown, I’ve spent most of my cash on lodging and meals.
Now I’ve run out of money and can’t afford therapy,” she lamented.
Bishnumaya Rai of Duhabi Bhaluwa Municipality-3, who has been on the hospital for her husband’s dialysis, stated that it was very tough to save lots of her husband’s life.
“I concern that we’d succumb to starvation if the state of affairs stays identical for lengthy.
We’re working out of cash, and now we’re compelled to purchase the medication, which was given freed from price earlier,” she added.
One other dialysis affected person Bishal Tamang additionally shared his plight of getting to purchase the medication that the federal government supplied freed from price earlier. “The hospital pays us for the medication it offers freed from price and now we have to purchase from non-public pharmacies, however the non-public pharmacies cost additional for a similar,” Tamang stated.
BPKIHS Director Dr Gaurishankar Sah admitted that the hospital had been unable to offer drugs to kidney sufferers. “Although we don’t have drugs, we’re reimbursing the sufferers for the medication on the idea of the acquisition invoice,” he stated.
The institute has eight dialysis machines, and with them it conducts dialysis of over 50 sufferers daily.