Health

Suffering from meningitis, Parbat boy bed-ridden for 18 years

Parbat, Sept 1

An 18-year-old from Thulipokhari of Kushma Municipality in Parbat district is bed-ridden till date since he fell ill 14 days after his birth. Sandip Subedi is completely bed-ridden when he first suffered from meningitis.

Family members of Sandip said neither he can speak nor can he smile and move his body parts easily. He even cannot breathe easily. Sandip also needs support to eat. Kalpana, Sandip’s mother, said she visited almost all major hospitals in the country for her son’s treatment but to no avail. “Now, there is no option but to take care of him round the clock,” she bemoaned.

Currently, Sandip is obliged to lie in bed or stand with support of the wheelchair as his hands and legs do not function well despite his physical growth. The Subedi family said that it spend a hefty amount for Sandip’s health care but that resulted in poverty of the family and no improvement in the health condition of Sandip.

The Subedi family is expecting for additional supports from the State authorities for his further treatment and livelihood adding that the allowance given from the government was too little.

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