Vice-President Pun donates one day salary for cancer patients

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August 9, 2019/Kathmandu: Rt. Hon’ Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun ‘Pasang’ has donated his one day salary for the treatment of the cancer patients.

Vice-President Pun had donated the amount to ‘Nepal Cancer Support Campaign,’ on Thursday evening.

He handed over 62 thousand rupees to the campaign’s chairperson Dr. Sudip Shrestha.

It is an exclusion amount of tax and along others.

Some days back, he had announced to donate his one day salary to the campaign amid a program organized by the Nepal Cancer Support Campaign.

Handing over the support, the Vice-President said that the cancer patients should be loved and supported by all, according to his Press-Co-ordinator Manoj Gharti Magar.

Also, the chairperson of the campaign Dr.Sudip Shrestha said that they were very much encouraged with the generosity of Vice-President, saying it would be an example for others too.

Cancer has been a major threat to the world health today.

It is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018.

Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.