KATHMANDU , SEP 15 – Collection of funds for the treatment of ailing doctor Chitra Prasad Sharma Wagle have started in Nepal and abroad. Wagle, a government doctor who hails from Murgia village in Rupandehi, is suffering from appendix cancer and has been battling to save his life from the deadly disease.
He has served in rural areas of Arghakhachi, Palpa and Pyuthan districts over the past decade.
As the treatment of cancer is expensive, doctor Wagle’s treatment has been halted owing to financial problems. Nepali community residing abroad has been helping in collection of the fund and has started sending the collected sum back to Wagle’s family.
Likewise, preparations are underway to send the funds for his treatment from Britain, Japan, US, among other nations. The Nepali communities abroad are appealing through various social networking sites.
According to Narayan Bahadur Adhikari, who has been coordinating the fund raising events in Britain, Rs. 58,500 has been sent to Nepal. He said, “There is a big event happening next week and we are expecting to collect the fund during that event.”
Also, www.nepalbritain.com, England-based web portal, has started a campaign so as to raise funds for Wagle’s treatment. The web portal has appealed for help, running information about Dr. Wagle and the financial assistance he desperately needs on their homepage.
Meanwhile, youth volunteers in Katmandu have started collecting funds for Wagle’s treatment and for the education of the doctor’s two daughters and a son, visiting door to door. “Our goal is to help in the education of Dr. Wagle’s children, even if we can’t collect the whole amount for his treatment,” said Subash Regmi, a member of group called ‘Kshitiz’ that has been collecting funds for the ailing doctor.
Wagle’s son is physically challenged.
According to Dr. Wagle, around 50 million rupees is needed for the treatment of his appendix cancer. He recently returned to Kathmandu from Delhi after the doctors referred him to either treat his disease in Canada or the United States.
He has been appealing to the government for aid but the government seems apathetic towards his plea. He has been appealing to the public stating that, selling his properties and assets will also not cover the expenses of his treatment in either Europe or America.
The Nepal Medical Association has called for help to the needy doctor. The umbrella organisation of doctors working across the country has opened a bank account numbered “136003005110” in the Rastriya Banijya Bank, Bhotahiti Branch, in the name “Dr Chitra Prasad Sharma Wagle and Puja Parajuli Saving Accounts”. It is learnt that over Rs 500,000 has been collected so far.
Posted on: 2013-09-15 05:33