Fillers A memorable call

A house call in Nepal's Himalayas

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.806 (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:806
  1. Puncho Gurung, volunteer physician
  1. Himalayan Rescue Association, Nepal

    The young man came into the Himalayan Rescue Association aid post in Manang at midday. He asked me to go and see a man in a nearby village who had been sick since the day before and was unable to move. I stuffed my medical gear into a backpack and followed the man to the horse that he had brought along, and, after a two hour ride, we finally arrived at his village.

    We walked through the narrow alleys to the patient's house, where a cow greeted us on the ground floor, and climbed the wooden staircase to the terrace to find a middle …

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