After 10 days, family receives body of man who died in ‘coronavirus’ hospital

Butwal, April 8

The family of a man who died in a ‘coronavirus’-special hospital in Butwal of Rupandehi district on March 29 has finally received the body on Wednesday, 10 days after the incident.

Baburam Thapa, 34, from Ribdikot of neighbouring Palpa district had died in the hospital during treatment. It has already been confirmed that he was not infected with the novel coronavirus.

Following the incident, the family members and local cadres of the Nepali Congress party had been claiming that he died because of the hospital’s negligence. They had said they would not receive the body unless the government launched an independent probe into the incident and ensured compensation to the deceased’s family.

However, the family signed a five-point agreement with the provincial government officers in Butwal, and agreed to receive the body. In the agreement, the government has agreed to establish a fund to support the family. The government has also agreed to education the deceased’s two sons and give a job to the widow.

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