Incident Reports

Relatives of the dead infant stage protest in Nobel Medical College


Province 1, Morang, Biratnagar

Relatives of a deceased infant stage a demonstration at Nobel Medical Teaching Hospital of Biratnagar, alleging that a newborn infant died due to the negligence of the doctor. They have been continuing the protest from Thursday on the hospital premises. 

Doctors at Nobel’s obstetrics department had fixed the delivery date of  26-years-old Sarita Shrestha, of Itahari-1, Sunsari, on April 4. The team of Dr Sita Ghimire started delivering Sarita with the help of a vacuum after she was admitted to the hospital. There was a hole in the baby’s head when he was pulled through a vacuum tube.  The relatives started a protest by chanting slogans after the doctor announced that the child died in ICU.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
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