A government-run hospital in Manipur courted controversy on Wednesday when its staff allegedly breached confidentiality of a couple, divulging personal details, including their HIV-positive status, in public.
“When did do you get the HIV infection?”, “When did you first get to know each other?” and “Did you have a love or arranged marriage?” were allegedly some of the questions that the hospital staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences asked the patient couple in public.
“A male staff, who knew about our HIV status, asked many unrelated questions in front of other people. People gathered around us and looked at us with the sudden recognition that we are HIV-positive people. This is a breach of confidentiality and we were publicly humiliated,” the couple said.
Source: TNT-TheNorthEastToday (TNN)