HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
ACHHAM/DADELDHURA: The far-west region, which has been troubled by a long-drawn bandh, has seen four deaths in the past few days — all for want of proper treatment, a testimony to people's suffering caused by the prolonged strike, which entered the 18th day today. One person has died each in Dadeldhura, Achham, Kanchanpur and Doti.
Jaumati Swar (70), an anaemia patient, of Siddheshwor, Achham, died at a hospital in Bayalpata today. Three days ago doctors told her she needed advanced care, but it was not possible to move her due to the bandh. Today, her kin tried to take her at least to District Hospital in Mangalsen, ‘but she died on the way', said Netra Kunwar, administration chief at Bayalpata hospital. Anita Sarki (40) of Amargadhi, Dadeldhura, also died yesterday night. She had been referred to Kohalpur Medical College. Kesharsingh Bam (50) of Gaguda, Doti, succumbed to his illness yesterday night. "We had run out of money. Neither the banks nor the transport services were in operation," said Dharudeive, Bam’s wife.
For Ram Bahadur Nath (72) of Masuriya, Kailali, the bandh was too long to hold on and he also died for want of treatment.