CiSHAN reacts after nurse exposed identity of HIV patients at her hospital .
The Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), has started off an investigation and a petition to relevant authorities against the nurse who exposed the identites of HIV patients by taking there photos at the hospital she works with in Rivers State.
CiSHAN condemned the act which they say will not only encourage other people to stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, but will also increase the already high stigma index in the country.
Bellow is the statement:
The attention of the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN) has been drawn to the purported social media publication by a practicing Nurse who goes by the name Ejimbe Lilian targeted at perpetuating stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
Most worrisome is the fact that this Nurse is a licensed and trained health care professional who is under oath of confidentiality to protect both the identity of her patients and the sanctity of her profession.
CiSHAN has conducted a preliminary investigation and made the following findings:
1. Her real name is Deborah Chinasa Anaba
2. She is a Staff Nurse with Nobsams Hospital 44 Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt. Our State Coordinator visited the hospital to verify her real identity and matched the online pictures with the picture Hospital and her colleagues in the same hospital
3. The Medical Director of the Hospital is trying to shield her from being arrested and prosecuted
See her post below