Incident Reports

Health workers physically and verbally assaulted in Kavre during Covid-19 Vaccination

2021-09-30

Bagmati, Kavrepalanchowk, Bhumlu, Ward 8

Aheb Hitesh Kumar Mandal, a health worker, was physically assaulted by Anil Pot, a local resident, while vaccinating against COVID-19 in Bhumlu rural municipality-8, at Dulaleshwor Secondary School. According to the written memorandum for the rural municipality, the victim demanded to take legal action against the accused who physically assaulted Hitesh Kumar Mandal and verbally abused other health workers. Likewise, Mandal personally demanded to take legal action against Pot who threatened to throw away the vaccine. According to Dhaka Ram Aryal, the Chief administrative officer of the municipality, the victims have demanded to arrest ward member Manoj Shrestha, who tore the record file and vaccine cards because he wanted to give vaccines to the people who do not belong in the target group. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Vandalism
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals , Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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