Gautam Buddha Community Heart Hospital, Butwal. (Photo: Facebook)
BUTWAL: The Gautam Buddha Community Heart Hospital in Butwal has closed the dialysis and heart treatment services provided free of cost.
The hospital has announced to close the services from June 15 saying that it has been undergoing financial crisis after the government stopped assistance for long.
There are currently 650 kidney patients in State 5.
The hospital, enlisted in the government’s list of providing treatment to patients from financially poor background, has been providing free dialysis service to 360 patients.
It is waiting for Rs 77.5 million from the government to address the shortage of medicine for such patients, said Hospital Chairperson, Azaj Alam.
He said that they were compelled to close the dialysis and heart treatment services after the hospital underwent financial crisis.