A probe committee has been formed to investigate the assault on the on-duty staffers at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj, today.

The seven-member committee will be headed by Assistant Chief District Officer of Banke Shankar Bahadur Bista. Likewise, the committee included Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at District Police Office, hospital representatives, and Nepal Medical Association representatives among others.

It will start investigations into the incident today and submit the report within three days.

On Thursday, after a Covid19 patient from Dang succumbed to the highly contagious disease, his kin had attacked the doctors and nurses, leaving them injured.

The relatives had further damaged the Covid-19 treatment unit and forced the on-duty health care staff to jump from the first floor of the hospital building in a bid to save themselves.

Following the incident, the health workers at the hospital had staged protests demanding swift action on the culprit.

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