Incident Reports

Relatives of patient stage sit-in Iwamura Hospital alleging negligence in treatment


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur

Relatives of 47-year-old Laxmi Kumari Lakhaju of Tyamasiha in Bhaktapur Municipality-7 have accused Iwamura Hospital in Salaghari, Bhaktapur of the negligence in the treatment of her throat.

The relatives of the patient have staged a sit-in at the hospital saying that the patient went to the ventilator due to the negligence of the doctor in the patient's treatment. 

The patient's brother Vijesh Lakhaju said that her health condition deteriorated due to the negligence of the doctor while she was undergoing endoscopy on September 25.

The relatives said that the patient is undergoing treatment on the ventilator of Norvic Hospital for further treatment after her health condition deteriorated. The relatives of the victim have staged a sit-in demanding free treatment of the patient. 

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