Incident Reports

Basundhara-based Ishan Children Hospital tense following death of child patient


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Tokha, Ward 5

The Basundhara-based Ishan Children and Women's Hospital in Kathmandu remained tense following vandalism by the relatives and parents of a child who died in the course of treatment on Sunday morning. The relatives and parents blamed negligence on the part of doctors involved in the child's treatment, leading to the death. Three-year-old Bikrishna Maharjan was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital for treatment of pneumonia at around 1:00 am on Tuesday, said a family member. However, the hospital administrative officer Bipin Jangam broke the bad news of the death of the child at around 5:45 am today morning, he said. Jangam, however, said that the child, whose health was deteriorating, died in the course of treatment. The tense situation returned to normalcy after police intervention. Meanwhile, the deceased's family has been refusing to receive the body, demanding an investigation into the case and the arrest of the guilty. बसुन्धरास्थित इशान बाल तथा महिला अस्पतालमा उपचारका क्रममा शिशुको मृत्यु भएपछि अभिभावकले ढुङ्गामुढा गर्दा अस्पताल तनावग्रस्त बनेको छ। अस्पतालको लापरबाहीका कारण शिशुको मृत्यु भएको जनाउँदै आफन्तले शव बुझेका छैनन्। सोमबार राति १ बजे निमोनियाबाट पीडित तीन वर्षीय विकृष्ण महर्जनलाई उपचारका लागि अस्पताल भर्ना गरिएको थियो। सघन उपचार कक्षमा भर्ना गरी उपचार भइरहेको बालकको बिहान ५.४५ बजे मृत्यु भएको अस्पतालका प्रशासकीय अधिकृत विपीन जङ्गमले जानकारी दिए। अस्पतालसँग दुई पटकसम्म छलफलमा बस्दा पनि आफन्तले शव नबुझेको जङ्गमले बताए। उनले भने ‘‘बच्चालाई राति शिक्षण अस्पताल महाराजगन्जमा सघन उपचार कक्षमा शैय्या खाली नभएकाले हाम्रो अस्पतालमा रेफर गरिएको थियो। मृतक शिशुको निमोनिया बिग्रिसकेको रहेछ। छातीबाट मुटुतिर निमोनिया फैलिएकोले मृत्यु भएको हो।’’ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 20
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth unknown