Kathmandu, July 12:

A relative of Narayan Bahadur Shah, who died while undergoing treatment in Bir Hospital, said today he is not sure whether justice will be delivered to the bereaved family.

Following Shah’s death last week, relatives had launched an agitation and vandalised Everest Nursing Home. Protesting the vandalism, doctors had called a strike in medical institutions.

Relatives have not yet claimed Shah’s body, which has been kept at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.

The Nepal Medical Council has formed a seven-member committee to probe the death. Shah was shifted to Bir Hospital from Everest Nursing Home.

“Despite the post-mortem today and assurance from the committee, we are not fully convinced that we would get justice,” Gaurab Ghimire, nephew of the dead, said.

“We will accept the body only after a fair report on the death is published.”

According to Nepal Medical Council president Dr Som Nath Aryal, the NMC committee has started its work, but details cannot be made public now.

He said the report of the investigation was likely to be prepared tomorrow and could come out on Monday.

“The government has decided to provide security to doctors but what about patients?” Ghimire questioned.

He added that the government should also make sure that no one dies due to carelessness of doctors.

Relatives of Shah said they had postponed their protest till the report was published. Though the doctors have called off their nationwide agitation, Everest Nursing Home has remained closed.

Manager of the Everest Nursing Home Tara Man Rawal said the nursing home is likely to reopen tomorrow.