Long-awaited spinal surgery of social activist, Arun Rai, was successfully achieved in Kathmandu-based Vayodhya Hospital, Wednesday.
A medical team led by Dr Prakash Bista undertook the surgery that lasted for around four hours, informed his wife Neera, who has been escorting Rai since a month.
“Hopefully, I have gained my new life after the surgery,” Rai told Bhutan News Service.
“My colleagues have contributed for my treatment, for which I am highly grateful.”
Resettled Bhutanese from various countries financially supported Rai, who was suffering from acute breathing difficulty.
Rai was brought to Kathmandu from Mitra Nursing Home, Siliguri (India) when his family was unable to afford the proposed treatments in either Calcutta or New Delhi.