Incident Reports

Patient's family manhandles doctors at Gorkha Hospital


Gandaki, Gorkha, Gorkha

A dispute had erupted between a patient's family and doctors at Gorkha Hospital over the issue after the post-partum woman(patient) fell down in the maternity ward of Gorkha Hospital. The patient's husband allegedly manhandled health workers on December 5. The health workers have stopped non-emergency services on December 6. 

The relatives also claim that after the dispute, the doctor discharged the pregnant woman who has not fully recovered and behaved indecently with them.

The Hospital Development Committee has formed a committee to investigate the incident. Student Union Gorkha has demanded action against Shrestha for misbehaving in a press release issued December 5.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media