The Central Jail and the Bir Hospital have denied the charges that an inmate named Ram Lakhan Jaiswal died mysteriously in course of the treatment.
In a press conference jointly organized by the Bir Hospital and Central Jail at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Kathmandu today, Bir Hospital’s administration and Central Jail’s administration have claimed that 63-year-old Jaiswal died a natural death on September 19.
The ailing inmate was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and high blood pressure. He was admitted to the Central Jail’s Hospital and later referred to the Bir Hospital at 9:45 pm on September 19 during which he breathed his last, informed Central Jail Office, Sundhara’s Jailor Laxmi Prasad Baskota.
The doctors in Bir Hospital had pronounced him dead after no signs of life was observed, informed Bir Hospital’s director Dr Kedar Prasad Century.
Prisoner Jaiswal had tested positive for the COVID-19 in a test conducted on him on September 19. Dr Century explained that it was normal to see the dead body bloating and blood-containing foam leaking from the mouth and nose as the internal organs begin to decompose in one to three days of the death.
According to him, the mortuary in the Hospital did not have refrigeration system. Hence, those conditions surfaced in the dead body of the deceased inmate. Jailor Banskota reaffirmed that there was no truth in the news doing rounds in the media regarding the mysterious demise of inmate Jaiswal.
“The CCTV footage inside the Jail is also a proof to validate this statement,” said Banskota. More truth would come to fore once post-mortem is conducted.
The family members of Jaiswal have been protesting in front of the Hospital, not being convinced over his natural death. They have even accused doctors of extracting some organs from the body of Jaiswal and that he had injuries in his body.
Source: National News Agency Nepal