Incident Reports

Norvic hospital tense after infant’s death


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital remained tense on Tuesday following the death of an infant during the course of treatment. Irate kin and the locals vandalised the hospital blaming it’s negligence for the death of 16-month-old child Victoria Acharya from Dailekh. The hospital’s doors, windows and some computers were vandalised by the irate relatives and locals. The hospital has been cordoned off by the security personnel following the demonstration. She was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after minor fever but was abruptly declared dead this afternoon, said her father Dr Ramesh. “A team of doctors inserted a larger tube in her lungs, causing excessive bleeding,” said Dr Ramesh. “After the bleeding did not stop, we asked the doctors for permission to take her to Kanti Hospital, but the doctors refused,” he said. The hospital has not furnished clarification yet, the deceased’s families said. After the child’s death, Dr Binita Joshi and Dr Ritu Lamichhane have not come in contact with the families. The irate family said that they would intensify the protest if the hospital did not furnish a logical reason. They have demanded the government take legal action against the hospital. “Otherwise, we will start a protest,” said Bhupendra Chapain, the child’s grandfather. The hospital has not conceded its mistake for the child’s death. The hospital administration refused to speak on the issue.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
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 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media