Incident Reports

Man dies in 'Medical City' after being denied treatment


Bagmati, Chitawan, Bharatpur

54-year-old Hom Bahadur Gurung of Kawasoti-3, who had problems in his lungs since 5 years ago, died in Chitawan after hospitals denied admission. Bharatpur is often cited as 'Medical City'. 

Gurung's relatives took him to different hospitals in an ambulance for 5 hours, but hospitals denied admitting the patient. He died at Chitawan Medical College. The hospital started treatment only after going there for the third time and pleading with the doctors. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Banishment/shunning
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media