Incident Reports

Nepali Congress in Parsa protest against PCR Test fee


Madhes, Parsa, Birgunj

Nepali Congress (NC) in Parsa has staged a demonstration with placards in front of Narayani Hospital in Birgunj on July 19 against the government's decision to charge fees for PCR testing and demanded a reversal of the government's decision. They protested against the charging of Rs. 5500 for the PCR test as citizens have been in financial crisis due to coronavirus pandemic.

NC has warned that it will take strict action if the government does not correct their decision.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media