Incident Reports

Mahakali Hospital in Kanchanpur padlocked over death of COVID-infected


The victim's family padlocked the administration of Mahakali Hospital in Kanchanpur on April 9 alleging that a corona infected died due to the negligence of the hospital. 48-year-old Dal Bahadur Chand of Nimkhubeda in Bhimdatta Municipality-15 died while undergoing at the hospital on April 7.

They further demanded action against the doctors and health workers involved in the treatment. Due to the padlocking, the work of the hospital came to a standstill. Deceased Chand, who was in India for foreign employment, had just returned to Nepal. He was admitted to Mahakali Hospital on April 4 after having respiratory problems. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response related to perceived healthcare malpractice/after death of patient
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media