Incident Reports

Agitating health workers at Bir Hospital clash with police


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, August 1

Health workers of the Bir Hospital, one of the biggest health institutions of the Kathmandu valley, have started a new round of protests on Sunday.

Police interfered in their demonstration, resulting in a clash. Four persons have been injured in the clash, informs Deepak Mudbhari, one of the protesting staff.

The workers say they are protesting reported irregularities made by the hospital’s chief Dr Jageshwar Gautam. Converting the oldest health facility of the country into the Covid-19 Unified Hospital, the government had sent Dr Gautam to lead the hospital a few months ago.

But, the workers say Dr Gautam could not make any reforms in the hospital, instead indulged himself in irregularities.

Meanwhile, the workers also complain they have been deprived of various allowances including the Covid-19 risk allowance for the past eight months.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 3
Female Injured n/a
Youth Injured n/a
National/Online Media