HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The family of Panchayat era prime minister Marich Man Singh Shrestha has sought government’s help for Shrestha’s cancer treatment.
The former prime minister is undergoing treatment for lung cancer at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India. Shrestha’s son Anil said over phone from Gurgaon that they have already spent around Rs 3.5 million on their father’s treatment. “We want the government to bear the medical expenses and assist us on humanitarian grounds,” Anil added.
He said he had submitted an application to the Ministry of Finance and the Council of Ministers a few weeks ago and was still waiting for their response. Shrestha has been kept at intensive care unit of Medanta Hospital. He is also undergoing chemotherapy.
The former prime minster is being treated by a team of hospital doctors led by Dr Ashok Vaid. Anil said the doctors were yet to tell them about the next phase of treatment.
The former prime minister fell ill on April 30 and was admitted to Himal Nursing Home in Kathmandu. After being hospitalised for a few days in Kathmandu, Shrestha was taken to Medanta Hospital, where he was diagnosed with lung cancer.