A resettled Bhutanese refugee here in USA who has been suffering from Cancer has appealed a Bhutanese Organization for his treatment. Dilli Ram Biswa formerly from Beldangi-2(ext) refugee camp, sector A/4 who came to the United States last December through the Third Country resettlement Program has sent a letter to the Chairman of an exiled formed Bhutanese organization, BRRC, Dr. Bhumpa Rai today requesting the latter to manage necessary resource for his treatment.
According to the letter written by one of his siblings in Nepal, Mr. Damber Bahadur Biswa, Biswa was diagnosed with cancer while he was in Nepal but the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) staff assured that the treatment would be done by the resettling agency after his relocation in the US. However, no organization has taken care of his condition. No information regarding Biswa’s health insurance in the US has been mentioned.
The letter further reads that initially he had severe toothache and with the assistance from the health workers at camps he had his tooth taken out. He was hopeful that he would feel better but the things went other way adding to his ailment. AMDA hospital in Damak, Jhapa could not detect the cause of his dental problem so Biswa was referred to B. P. Hospital in Dharan, Ghopa in October, 2009. Doctors at this hospital declared that he has cancer. He went almost hopeless that he would get treated. Because of this he sought help from the resettlement agency. IOM told him that the resettling agency would take care of his disease but he is still desperately waiting to see if any agency can extend its remedial hand. The letter reads:
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