A national level hospital denies admission to a rape victim

Posted on | juli 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

A 21 year’s old raped victim who is also a Buddhist nun was refused of admission in the National level Teaching Hospital (TUTH) here on Friday evening in Kathmandu. She was brought from bhadrapur to kathmandu following the high treatment charges. she raped on June 24 inside a passenger bus by five men including the bus driver, at Sabha Khola in Sankhuwasabha district. The hospital admitted her Later on Saturday afternoon with increasing pressure from different social organization like the National Women´s Commission (NWC), the Health Ministry, Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (Nefin) and other entities. The victim was in a deprived situation of constantly losing her consciousness.

Accroding to information by a news sources Victim’s father Krishna Bahadur Tamang of Khatamma, Bhojpur said , “The duty officer and the doctor at emergency said she cannot be admitted at TUTH as it is a government hospital and advised us to take her to a private hospital,” said the victim´s father. NWC member Mohna Ansari, who had reached TUTH Friday evening, said doctors at emergency, who were rude, refused to admit the nun despite being repeatedly told about the nature of her case. The victim was being treated in Siliguri, India–her financially weak family spent around Rs 300,000 through loans. Till she was discharged on July 9. She was being brought to Kathmandu after the Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee of parliament on Tuesday directed the Home Ministry and the Ministry of Health and Population to make immediate arrangements for her treatment and relief.”

The five rapist have been brought to judicial custody on Wednesday after a rape and robbery case was lodged against them.

AUTHOR: Shreedeep Rayamajhi
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