Recent rise in "mob" rules has set a different way to get things people want. Talk about the manhandling of a doctor in southern Nepal or vandalizing of a nursing home in Kathmandu, both present a bad attitude of people which might consequently affect our country. Are we up for a mob rule? While it is a good idea to have well-informed and critical society to run the country smoothly, these mob attacks do not help us. Are we heading for a complete chaos in the country?
One way or the other, we are the one who is losing this battle. A bunch of "brainless" people attacked a doctor alleging him for poor service to one of the patients who lost his life later on. And now the hospital reciprocated by shutting down all other services except emergency. Himalayan Times writes:
The Lumbini Zonal Hospital and other dozen health facilities of Butwal were closed today following an attack on a hospital doctor and vandalizing of the hospital and other nursing homes yesterday. According to Lumbini Zonal Hospital Superintendent, Dr Kedar Nath Sharma, all hospital services, except the emergency ward, have been closed indefinitely following after mob attack. The hospital management has demanded action against the miscreants.
Did we gain? Who won the battle? At the end, it is us, who have to suffer. We need to teach these people about co-existence and mutual respect. This is not the end of the story. Kantipur writes:
An angry group of people vandalized Everest Nursing Home, at New Baneswor in the capital Wednesday morning alleging the doctors for the death of a patient. Tulashi Ram Gautam 69, a critical asthma patient of Hetunda died at 5 am in the hospital due to the negligence of the hospital and doctors.
While we should make the authorities pay for their negligence, destruction of property does not help us. We, the Nepalese, should learn to get away from barbaric methods of conduct. Agreed, the nursing home made a mistake, but we should make them realize in a peaceful manner. Day by day, Nepalese are prooving to be more chaotic and difficult to control. This "mob rule" is not a good trend if we want a peaceful and a prosperous Nepal.
(based on various news pieces from Kantipur and Himalayan Times)