Migrant workers, returning to their homes in the Himalayan nation of Nepal complain that they are experiencing a sort of apartheid in hospitals.

They allege that they are being turned away from medical facilities, as the suspected COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic cases surge in the country.

Baburam Thapa, a 34-year-old working in the United Arab Emirates had arrived home late last month. But was put at a quarantine facility in the southern city of Butwal after complaining fever.

“Doctors and nurses refused to attend to my husband,” charged his 26-year-old wife Rita Thapa.

A few days later, his

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