Premier warns nurses of victimising HIV patients

The Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane sternly warned nurses to stop disclosing patients’ HIV status during the World AIDS Day commemoration on Wednesday.

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Premier Mtsweni-Tsipane said they should ensure that healthcare facilities are the first point of comfort for people living with HIV. She urged all healthcare workers in clinics to stop stigmatising. Also, shaming people living with HIV when they seek medical care.

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“Your conduct sets us back on our quest to defeat this pandemic. I urge all people who have been mistreated to use complaints mechanism such as the Satise Silalele Mobile App or report it directly to my office,” she said.

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