By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Jan. 29: An eleven-year-old girl from Dhunibeshi Municipality in Dhading district has lost her eyesight as well as hearing after the earthquake of April 2015.
Namrata Sapkota’s eyesight was not normal even at birth but after the earthquake, she slowly started losing her hearing. But she stopped hearing completely six months ago when she had a high fever.
Namrata’s father, Sudeep Sapkota, lost his 2-year old son in the earthquake while his only surviving child has lost her vision and hearing capacity. Namrata said she could see only blurry figures.
Sudeep said that he took his daughter to all eye hospitals for treatment but the doctors said her eyesight could never be regained.
Sudeep said he had come to see senior ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit, but Dr Ruit also suggested blood vessels of her eyes had dried up and the eyes could not be cured.
For the treatment of Namrata’s hearing problem, Sudeep took her to the TU Teaching Hospital, where the doctors confirmed that Namrata’s hearing capacity was also lost.
Doctors at the TUTH referred Namrata for the Cochlear Implant Surgery and later she needed Auditory Verbal Training with speech therapy.
The doctors at the hospital told Sudeep that Rs.1.4 million was required for her surgery. The doctors had given a date for operation in the first week of March 2020. He is now looking for some help for his daughter's operation and seeking donation from different people and organisations.