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Ejimbe Lilliane, Nigerian Nurse Who Revealed HIV Positive Clients Identities In Port Harcourt Hospital Under Fire

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Ejimbe Lilliane, Nigerian Nurse Who Revealed HIV Positive Clients Identities In Port Harcourt Hospital Under Fire

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Ejimbe Lilliane, Nigerian Nurse Who Revealed HIV Positive Clients Identities In Port Harcourt Hospital Under Fire

Coalition of Civil Society Network about AIDS in Nigeria (COCSNAN) on Saturday called for immediate penalisation of a nurse for stigmatising HIV positive clients.

The call followed a stigmatising and discriminatory post against HIV positive client by a nurse in a Port Harcourt-based hospital on Facebook.

Such action is a violation of the 2014 Anti Stigma Act signed into law in February 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Mr Ikenna Nwakamma, the first Co-Chairman of the coalition, described the action of the nurse as “flagrant violation of the anti stigma law.”

Nwakamma, who restated the call that the nurse be penalised, stressed that it would serve as deterrent to others.

He urged appropriate authorities to invoke the wrath of the law on the health worker and others who stigmatise patients.

He said “Coalition of Civil Society Network about AIDS in Nigeria demands that justice be served on nurse with Port Harcourt hospital.

“She disclosed the identity and made stigmatising statement about HIV positive client.”

The civil society co-chairman called for collective condemnation of stigmatisation, saying it was a constitutional breach.

He explained that it was time for health workers, particularly the union of nurses, to bring the woman to book to restore confidence of people living with the virus.

(NAN)

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. George Ekwe

    July 13, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    am not surprised. Most Nigerian nurse are very rude and unprofessional

  2. Damien Njoku

    July 13, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Her look is enough to tell me who she is. Stupid nurse. Sack her and put her in jail.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    July 14, 2019 at 3:45 AM

    THAT WAS so unprofessional. There is what they call Doctor-patient confidentiality, and nurses know about that as well, even though they are not doctors. Everybody that deals with patients, every therapeutic professional or counselor knows this. So I wonder what was in the unguarded mind of this nurse. This is just one nother case of social media abuse.

  4. Fifelomo

    July 14, 2019 at 6:49 AM

    She’s just unprofessional! She’s not worth to be called a nurse!

  5. Ace

    July 14, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Very wrong of the nurse. You cannot discuss any patient issues with anyone, even if patient had malaria symptoms.
    You do that, your license is gone!
    I thought HIPAA rules was universal!
    HIV patients are very sensitive, they read body language easily, and can report any health personnel for maltreatment. Some of them, it’s not their fault they got the virus, they must be treated with empathy.

  6. iron bar

    July 14, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    penalization or firing.sheer violation of patients privacy rights,medical ethics and nightengales pledge of health restoration in nursing.
    such abuse should sent her packing.A lesson for others.

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