The Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) has criticised a nurse who published a picture of the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai in hospital.
The shameless nurse risks being punished severely.
Tsvangirai was admitted at Johannesburg’s Wits Gordon Hospital where he was receiving treatment for colon cancer. ZiMa said that it will register a complaint with the institution with the nurse’s behavior which they described as unethical and a violation of the doctor-patient privilege.
Meanwhile, a Zimbabwean nurse registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) wrote to the bid demanding action against the nurse. In a complaint to the SANC the nurse identified as S Masawi, demanded that the nurse be charged with misconduct. Said Masawi:
May l bring to your attention the attached image showing one of your Nurses posing for a picture with a patient who is clearly on his final days. The patient is a well know Zimbabwean politician Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who passed away today (Wednesday) 14 Feb 2018 at the well-known hospital in Africa WDGMC (Wits Gordon, South African Hospital). I am a fellow registered nurse myself and, sadly, l find the actions of your staff member, a fellow professional colleague to be grossly inappropriate, unprofessional and in breach of the Nursing profession’s code of conduct. l would like to assume a breach in the local hospital policies as well.