Doll Raj worked as a store supervisor in Dubai for 8 years. After 1 year of his return to Nepal, he was diagnosed with kidney failure. He is from Nawalparasi and currently resides in Samakhusi. He has been getting regular dialysis treatment from Aarogya Foundation for several months now. He finds that Nidan Hospital, unlike the other hospitals, is less crowded and on the whole, comforting for patients. The initial symptoms were high blood pressure followed by loss of appetite, vomiting, and pale skin. The doctors informed him that the pressure medication he was taking affected his kidneys due to which both kidneys have failed.
Doll Raj’s father, Mr. Narbahadur Nepali, 49 years, works as a farmer and is now the only earning member of their family. He will soon undergo a screening test to see if he is a suitable candidate to become the donor. His mother has been proven to be incompatible for donating her kidney.
The check up will cost around 1.5 to 2 lakhs and they have already spent 4 to 5 lakhs on the dialysis and medications. Up until now, they have not taken any loans but are planning to do so for the surgery. He worries that he will have to spend about 7 to 8 lakhs to perform the transplantation.
Doll Raj says that there aren’t any severe effects due to his kidney failure, but he feels slightly weaker than before. He can still travel back home and do light works but has discontinued his previous job to avoid any stress. He can no longer support his family because of the disease.