Kin of deceased gheraoed BPKIHS

DHARAN: Death of patients in health facilities followed by kin’s protests demanding compensation has become the order of the day lately.

Jumping on the bandwagon, relatives of a youth, who succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment, ghearoed BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) today.

Mitra Limbu, a resident of Dagapa VDC-9 in Tehrathum district, had been admitted in the hospital to treat his injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Bhantabari section of Sunsari on July 17. He breathed his last while receiving medical attention.

In the wake of Limbu’s death, his next of kin started the agitation with four point-demands alleging that the death resulted due to doctors’ negligence. They have organised a sit on the BPKIHS premises demanding action against Dr Ghana Shyam Sigdel, Sudip Sapkota and Himesh Gandhi who were involved in the treatment.

They also greraoed the office of BP Das, director, BPKIHS.

They submitted a four-point charter of demands to the hospital authority. It includes returning all the treatment expenses, providing Rs one million compensation, free education to the kids of the deceased youth and action against the accused doctors.

Jasmaya — wife of the deceased — also demanded to form a high level probe committee to carry out probe into the incident. “I won’t accept the body until the committee is formed and the culprits are booked,” she said.

Claiming the hands of the health workers in her husband’s death, Jasmaya has also registered a complaint at area police office Dharan.

Another relative of the deceased claimed that the doctors performed surgical operation on the sensitive organ under the naval, which eventually caused the death.

Limbu had undergone an operation on stomach on July 19.

Meanwhile, Dr Rajendra Regmi, who was also involved in the treatment, said Limbu had died due to the excessive blood flow due to an injury in the intestine. Stating that the health workers were being humiliated by the kin of deceased in the hospital over the death of patients, Das said such acts should be banned . He, however, said that a probe committee would be formed.

Man Bahadur, father of the dead, said they would start strong protest if their demands were not met.