BAJURA, APRIL 4
Mina Khatri from Tharikada in Jagannath-4 Rural Municipality of Bajura, who has been living with severe heart disease for two years, received medical support.
After news of her condition was reported in the national daily The Himalayan Times, the 22-year-old is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for her heart condition.
Mina was rescued from Bajura and taken to Kathmandu by the Medical Rehabilitation Organization, Kathmandu/Roads to Rehab Nepal, Australia, who coordinated her treatment in the capital.
She is being treated at Manmohan Vascular and Cardiothoracic Transplant Center Kathmandu at Tribhuvan University Hospital. The first surgery was performed on her on Sunday.
Mina, who was fighting for her life after being unable to fund surgery for the disease, received aid for the same, according to Samrat Singh Basnet, chairman of the organization.
Similarly, Amar Chhetri, who now resides in the United States, donated Rs 10,000 towards Mina’s treatment, while Bajura Hospital staff members raised Rs 13,410.
Two years ago, he was diagnosed with heart disease at the Sahid Gangalal National Center in Kathmandu. She had even stopped taking the drugs prescribed by the hospital, due to her financial situation, to be taken until her operation.
Mina was married to a man from Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura four years ago. Her husband and other family members treated her well until she fell ill.
After the husband’s family begins to ignore her, Mina and her daughter live with her mother Tara at the headquarters of Martadi.