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Local Doctor Breaches Patient’s Confidentiality By Exposing Deceased HIV+ Patient’s Full Name & IC

today27 April 2022

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Medical confidentiality and privacy laws for health professionals | Slater and Gordon

Sometimes there is a need to ensure that certain information are kept confidential. When we meet certain professionals such as doctors and lawyers, we’d expect that the things that we discuss with them is kept confidential and private as it is part of their job to do so.

However, a local doctor recently found herself in some unwanted spotlight after she had revealed the name of a HIV patient who had passed away despite their wish to keep it private.

As we may very well know, people with HIV often have to keep their statuses confidential as there is a stigma on those living with HIV.

The doctor took to Twitter to pay her respects to the deceased as well as share and spread awareness regarding HIV.

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The patient was apparently unable to recover after contracting Covid-19 and had confessed to the doctor and asked that the doctor keep his secret.

Instead, after he passed away, she posted pictures of his X-Ray on Twitter with his…

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Written by: Quinny Tan


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