Incident Reports

Relatives stage sit-in at Mahakali Hospital over the death of a pregnant woman after surgery


Province 7, Kanchanpur, Bhimdatta

Relatives of a 19-year-old pregnant woman of Dodhara Chandani Municipality, Ward No. 5 of Kanchanpur staged a sit-in at the gate of Mahakali Hospital after she died while undergoing surgery. The body of the deceased is at Mahakali Hospital since March 11.

They alleged the doctor of negligence during her surgery and have demanded custody and compensation for raising the newborn child. According to the hospital, the pregnant woman died due to high blood pressure and epilepsy, which affected her liver and kidneys.

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 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Mob (only Perpetrator)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media