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Guilty Verdict Passed Against Nurse in HIV contaminated blood case :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Guilty Verdict Passed Against Nurse in HIV contaminated blood case

The nurse faces seven years in jail and would be the first Ugandan medical worker to be sentenced under a colonial-era law against negligent acts likely to lead to the spread of an infectious disease. Court is yet to pronounce itself on the sentence

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Buganda Road Court in Kampala is today found Guilty a nurse, Rosemary Namubiru who reportedly pricked a toddler with HIV a contaminated cannula.  She was charged with professional negligence.

 

Rosemary Namubiru reportedly drew her HIV positive blood and used the same cannula to prick a toddler that she was treating at Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala early this year.

 

The 64-year-old nurse had been charged with attempted murder in an unusual case that was seen as a horrifying example of the prevalent lax hospital standards. The charge was however revised following an outcry from activists.  The activists argued that the nurse was a victim of rampant stigma.

 

 

The nurse faces seven years in jail and would be the first Ugandan medical worker to be sentenced under a colonial-era law against negligent acts likely to lead to the spread of an infectious disease. Court is yet to  pronounce itself on the sentence

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