Incident Reports

Youths in Bhaktapur assault health workers demanding vaccination

2021-06-08

Province 3, Bhaktapur, Suryabinayak, Ward 5

The service at the health post at Katunje of Municipality Ward No. 5 was temporarily halted after youngsters who were not in the age bracket for Covid-19 vaccination assaulted the health workers by lining up in the queue. They even vandalized the health post.

Health sectors since June 7 started giving the Chinese vaccine Verocell to the age group of 60 to 64. But in Katunje, people in the age group of 25 to 30 years also came to get vaccinated and forced health workers to vaccinate them.

After being threatened and pressured, the health worker informed the district health coordinator and postponed the vaccination. Vaccination has now started with the help of the police.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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