Patients Deprived Of Treatment In the Hospital

  August 31, 2020 By: INSEC

At present due to the increase of coronavirus infection, patients are not getting treatment easily in the hospitals.

It has been alleged that Fishtail Hospital of Pokhara Metropolitan City-4 was reluctant to treat Thaman Kumari Gurung, 80, of Syangja Fedikhola Rural Municipality-4 on August 26.

She was brought to Pokhara for treatment due to knee problems. The victim’s family has accused the hospital of ignoring Gurung, who was in need of emergency treatment.

“We had already taken my mother to the emergency service’s gate,” said Lekh Bahadur Gurung, the victim’s son. They said that she could not be treated at the hospital as she had a slight fever. However, further reasons were not disclosed.

Dr. Madhu Gyawali, Managing Chief of Fishtail Hospital, denied that the patient was denied admission to the hospital for treatment, arguing that there was no record of them coming to the hospital.

Article 35 of the Constitution of Nepal states that under the fundamental rights, every citizen shall have the right to receive free basic health care from the state and no one shall be deprived of emergency health care.

Paragraph 2 of the Public Health Services Act 2075 (2018) clarifies the rights of beneficiaries and the responsibilities of health institutions towards their patients.

Sub-section 1 of Section 2 of the mentioned Act has a clear provision that it will be the duty of every health institution and health worker to provide health services.

Sushan Ghimire