Incident Reports

Trishuli hospital vandalized over death of patient


Bagmati, Nuwakot, Bidur, Ward 7

The relatives have vandalized the district hospital in Trishuli saying that the pregnant woman died due to the negligence of the doctor. Savitri Koirala (Aryal), 27, of Bidur-7, Tupche, who was in labor on Monday, died while undergoing treatment. Koirala's relatives allege that she died while using a high-dose medicine.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dipendra Pandey claimed that he died due to excessive bleeding. "It simply came to our notice then. No matter how hard he tried, she could not be saved. It is a medical complication, 'he said.

He has alleged that her relatives vandalized the hospital after the incident. However, the father of the deceased Ram Chandra Koirala said that they had not vandalized.  "We haven't done anything wrong." , he said. The newborn baby is currently undergoing treatment on a ventilator at Kanti Hospital.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Vandalism
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Actor 1 - Number of people 10
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total damaged Buildings 1
National/Online Media