Injured complain of poor treatment

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- MOHAN BUDHAIR, DHANGADHI
Injured complain of poor treatment

Nov 30, 2014-

Those who were injured in a bus accident at Sahajpur-2 on the Bhimdutta Highway in Kailali district on Saturday morning have complained that there was sheer negligence in providing them proper and timely treatment.

Altogether 22 people who were injured when the bus heading for Mahendranagar from Dipayal skidded off the road and fell 100 metres are currently receiving treatment at Sewa Nursing Home and Padma Hospital in Attariya, Kailali. Twelve people had died and 30 others were injured in yet another accident blamed on reckless driving.

“Just bandages were applied to the wounds and few medicines given in the name of treatment. But we are still deprived of thorough check up and treatment for the possible internal bodily injuries,” said Mahendra Nepali, one of the injured from Daud-2 of Doti district. The victims have demanded proper treatment or referral to well equipped hospitals.

“The hospital carried out X-ray tests only after the injured demanded it. The doctor only visited us once and prescribed some pain killers for our wounds,” said another injured Siddhartha BK.

Meanwhile, the families of victims refused to receive the bodies on Sunday, demanding that the government take action against the driver and provide suitable compensation to the  families of the victims. The families of seven victims said that they would not receive the bodies unless they were provided proper compensation.

Survivors also blamed careless driving for the disaster. “The driver got off the vehicle complaining of a flat tyre. The vehicle veered off the road as he had left the driving seat,” said Harka Bahadur Khadka at Padma Hospital in Attariya. Police officials who reached the crash site 45 minutes after the incident suspected drivers’ negligence

Driver Janakraj Giri and his assistant Navin Bhatta are currently in police custody. The driver told the police that he had failed to control the bus.

Superintendent of Police Bikram Chand assured to take strong action against the driver if he is found guilty of negligence.

Eight passengers had died on the spot while four others succumbed to injuries during treatment.

Published: 01-12-2014 10:32

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