Incident Reports

Deceased boy's relatives picket hospital in Hetauda blaming doctors negligence for death


Bagmati, Makawanpur, Hetauda

Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who died during the course of treatment at Hetauda hospital in Makawanpur district picketed the hospital blaming the alleged negligence of doctors at the hospital for the death of the boy. The boy was brought to the hospital at 3:00 pm on Saturday after he sustained serious injury through electric shock. Doctors declared him dead after a while and made preparations for his post-mortem. Some relatives later claimed that the boy's body was hot and was still conscious until the evening when they called doctors to examine him. But the boy could not be save when the doctors came to see him. Irate relatives of the deceased boy blamed the doctors for his death and picketed the hospital. A large number of police was deployed at the hospital to ward of any tension.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media