Incident Reports

Panchthar District Hospital vandalized after after girl's death


Panchthar District Hospital was vandalized over the death of Kristina Thamsuhang, a 3-year-old girl, while she was undergoing treatment of fever, on October 6 by the relatives of the girl. According to Hemant Raj Thamsuhang, the girl lost her life due to the negligence of doctors and even though having negotiations with the administration have not yielded any results. Chief District Officer Punya Prasad Dhakal, said that the victim's family would get Rs.25,000 as compensation and the investigation committee would bring out the report with in 7 days and on the basis of that the victim's family would get more relief and compensation. While the talks were going on, the relatives of the deceased vandalized the hospital. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media