Update: Dr. Rai’s health

Dr. Rai's wife Urmila undergoing dialysis Photo/Balaram Poudel

Dr. Bhampa Rai, who was hospitalized in Ananda Lok hospital in Siliguri, has undergone intestinal surgery at around 11:38 pm. According to our correspondent, Birendra Magar, he is now able to talk and is in stable condition. He is now kept in high dependency unit (HDU).

According to doctors involved in his surgery, he has to remain in hospital for few more days.

In the latest update sent by Balaram Poudyal through googlegroups, Mrs. Urmila Rai is taken to Birta City hospital for dialysis Thursday morning. She is undergoing dialysis twice  a week. Her health condition is deteriorating.

Balaram Poudyal appeals all Bhutanese to support financially, physically, mentally with effort to save the Rai couple.  Dr. Rai has worked tirelessly to give medical care and advice to refugees and local Nepali citizens whenever in need, He was the first medical doctor to be in refugee camp in Mai during the emergency phase in 1991/92/93.

In an effort to garner fund support to Dr.Rai, Bhutan News Network has set up a gofund me page.

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