Panchthar Hospital vandalised: Non-emergency services closed

Published On: October 7, 2021 01:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PANCHTHAR, Oct 7: Claiming that a girl had died due to the negligence of health workers, Panchthar Hospital was vandalized by a group of people on Wednesday morning.

As Kristina Thamsuhang, a three and a half years old daughter of Kamal Thamsuhang of Phalelung Rural Municipality-8 of the district died at the hospital on Wednesday morning, the relatives and other locals protested against the ‘negligence’ of the health workers.

Although discussions were held between the hospital administration, district’s administrative body and the girl's relatives, they could not reach a conclusion. Therefore, the agitated crowd vandalized the hospital. Police fired tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd but in vain.

The crowd vandalized the physical infrastructure of the hospital while chanting slogans. The hospital administration decided to close non-emergency services after the vandalism.

A dialogue was held at the District Administration Office on Thursday to resolve the issue. During the dialogue, it was agreed to form a committee to investigate the incident. Similarly, the hospital administration will provide Rs 40,000 for the girl's last ritual expenses.




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