Well, for cancer patients in Nepal’s Madhesh Province, fighting cancer meant traveling 8-hours by bus to the nearest cancer hospital where most providers do not speak your language.
For them, it meant leaving your loved ones behind to fight cancer alone, in a place where you cannot speak the local language, and you do not understand the culture, and you do not know what is going on with your health.
The establishment of the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in December 2018 changed that for many patients in Nepal’s Madhesh province and neighboring states. Now, they are able to access cutting-edge cancer care close to home from care providers who understand their culture and speak their language.
Cancer patients in this region had to travel more than 8-hours by bus to the nearest cancer hospital before we established Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center. Now we provide them cutting-edge care right here in Madhesh Province.
The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center will be expanded to a 200-bed state-of-the-art center for excellence and research by Fall 2025. We have purchased land in Janakpur to start the first phase of the 200-bed hospital development, and plan to start the construction in Summer 2023.