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Woman's death in Nepalgunj sparks protests‚ roadblock



NEPALGUNJ: Tension ran high at Nepalgunj Teaching Hospital today as the irate kin of a deceased lady continued their protest and blocked the vehicles along the Kohalpur-Nepalgunj road section.

Sangita Paudel (Gautam), 25, of Rajhena VDC of Banke had died on the way to Chitwan-based Bharatpur Medical College on August 20 after being referred by the hospital.

Sangita had given birth to a baby at Nepalgunj Teaching Hospital on August 8, a day after she was admitted to the hospital. She was discharged the following day, but was admitted again after two days for high fever. She was given injections every hour as temperatures did not drop.

Later, Sangita was referred to Bharatpur Hospital for further treatment as there was no improvement in her health. Doctors of Bharatpur Hospital said she had died due to the excessive dose of injections. The kin claimed that the doctors had given her seven injections in as many hours.

Talks held today between the kin of the deceased and the hospital administration could not reach any conclusion.

The irate kin later took to the streets.

Police had arrested six persons for trying to obstruct the vehicles on Kohalpur-Nepalgunj road section, but released them later, said DSP Madhab Shrestha of Kohalpur Area Police Office.

Agitated relatives of the deceased have demanded that the hospital administration take action against the doctors involved in Sangita’s treatment, pay compensation to the deceased’s family and provide money for the upbringing of the newborn. “We will continue to protest until the demands are met,” said Sangita’s brother-in-law.

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