As the death toll from Covid-19 rises by the day due to the government’s failure to enforce appropriate steps to contain the situation. This is absolute embarrassment and humiliation on the part of the government against its people, while the majority of Nepali politicians are preoccupied with their own political agendas, ignoring their duties and obligations. Many people are suffering from various medical issues and losing their lives as a result of a shortage of oxygen and basic health care.
Aadarsh Mishra, a well-known stand-up comedian who rose to prominence on the ‘Comedy Champion’ show, recently lost his father. We have no idea how he must be feeling, and we can’t even claim to understand his condition right now. Binod Mishra, his late father, had been suffering from kidney problems for some time. Aadarsh was pleading with the government for his father’s care and recently vented his anger on his Instagram page about the state of the hospital and the poor facilities available. According to information, Binod Mishra was refused a kidney transplant a year ago because the donor, his relative, was a non-Nepali citizen, whereas Nepal’s Prime Minister, K.P. Oli, also performed a similar kidney transplant at the time with an unknown kidney donor. Mishra was undergoing dialysis, and his health had recently deteriorated. Owing to a shortage of facilities at the hospital, he was unable to receive adequate care. His dialysis was reduced from 4 hours to 2 hours, while such patients need 8 hours of dialysis per week. Our heartfelt condolences; may his soul rest in peace. It is a great shame that the country has lost a good citizen due to a lack of adequate health care facilities.
The case of Aadarsh’s father is just one example. Thousands of people face such issues every day, and the situation is deteriorating, especially among chronic disease patients. Our health-care system has crashed and collapsed as a result of massively corrupted system, and we should expect it to get worse in the coming days.
Isn’t it past time to take action and question our government on these issues?