Incident Reports

Health workers of Covid Hospital in Mahhotari on a strike


Health workers of the Covid Hospital located within the premises of the Provincial Hospital in Mahhotari are on a strike since May 11 after the incident of abuse and vandalism. Health workers have said that they will not return to work until their safety is ensured.

Police have arrested two persons on the charge of vandalism. The hospital was vandalized after a 55-year-old covid patient died during the treatment. The vandalism caused damage of around Rs 15 million including three ventilators and other types of equipment connected to the hospital ward.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to legal action and access to justice
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
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