BAJURA, AUGUST 4
Two siblings from Bajura died in New Delhi after they took medicine from a local health clinic there. As learnt, Man Bahadur BK of Bajura's Budhiganga Municipality, who has been living in New Delhi's Shalimarbagh with his family, had taken his kids aged six and three to a local health clinic and administered medicine after they started vomiting all of a sudden on Sunday.
"Soon after they took the medicine, the kids' vomiting got worse.
BK took them to the health clinic again and this time the doctor gave them some injection, immediately after which they died one after another on Monday, 10 minutes apart," said All India Nepali Unity Forum Central Secretary RB Khadka.
Man Bahadur has been working as a watchman for the past 15 years in Delhi. His wife works as a domestic help.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the death of the kids, Man Bahadur's kin and other Nepalis staged a demonstration outside the clinic demanding action against health workers 'responsible' for the kids' death.
The doctor at the clinic, Bed Kumar Garga, is said to be under police surveillance; police have yet to detain him though. It is learnt that the police have discovered during their primary investigation that health worker Garga is not an MBBS doctor as claimed.
Regarding the deaths, the embassy of Nepal in India has asked Delhi Police to take stern action against the health worker as per the medical act.
A version of this article appears in the print on August 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.