A Johannesburg nurse has lost her job after revealing on Facebook that one of President Jacob Zuma’s wives had recently been admitted to the hospital where she worked for plastic surgery‚ the Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Hospital management was alarmed by the post at the weekend‚ which referred to Zuma’s “wife number four”.
Health professionals are not allowed to reveal patients medical details to the public or another person without the patient’s consent.
“The employee in question has not only defied a code of practice adhered to throughout the healthcare world‚ she has also blatantly contravened legislation and our company policies and has behaved in a manner completely contrary to our values by breaching the sanctity of the commitment to maintain confidential all details about any patient‚” hospital manager Louis Vanderhoven said in a statement to the newspaper.
Zuma’s spokesman and the ANC could not be reached for comment by the Sowetan.
Source : Online