Biratnagar, July 22
After eight hours’ disruption, the Duhabi road section of the Koshi Highway resumed this afternoon.
Earlier, the locals along with the employees from Asian Thai Foods had blocked the Duhabi section of the highway since early morning after Anil Kumar Sah, 51, of Duhabi, died at Nobel Hospital, Biratnagar, during treatment after undergoing knee surgery.
The agitators blamed the hospital’s negligence for the death.
According to Sunsari Police Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyanendra Fuyal, they had to use moderate force to open the blocked road section.
After undergoing a knee surgery at the hospital on Friday, Anil died two days later, i.e. on Sunday. Following the death, his kin and locals had staged a demonstration on the hospital premises seeking action against the doctors involved in the treatment and compensation for the death.
On his part, Nobel Medical College administrative officer Narayan Dahal denied that there had been any negligence on the part of the hospital or the doctors during the patient’s treatment.
“Anil Kumar Sah died due to heart attack while we were shifting him to the ward after the surgery,” NMC administrative officer Dhakal said.
A version of this article appears in print on July 23, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.