Mentally ill confined at home for two years

- SUDIP KAINI, GORKHA
Mentally ill confined at home for two years

Sep 27, 2014-

Mentally ill Ambika Thapamagar of Bankot in the district has been confined in her house for the past two years for want of treatment.

Father Dil Bahadur said Ambika, 24, started showing odd behaviour when she was a 10+2 student. “After she started running amok and we could not manage funds for her treatment, we were forced to confine her,” he said. Without any other family members to take care of her, Ambika is served food in the confinement and she defecates there, he said.

After his wife died some years ago, Dil Bahadur is only person to look after three daughters, including Ambika, and 81-year-old father.

Of his five daughters, two were already got married and two others are studying in college level. “I am not able to care of Ambika as I am the only one person to support the whole family,” Dil Bahadur said.

I had to sell my land to treat her initially, he said, adding, “I am also unable to repay debts borrowed for my late wife’s treatment.” He said he approached various organisations for assistances for Ambika’s treatment, but to no avail. “I approached various people and organisations seeking help for Ambika’s treatment but failed,” he said. Dr Saroj Ojha said that Ambika’s illness can be treated.

Published: 28-09-2014 10:33

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