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HIV-injection nurse sentenced to 3 years

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th May 2014 05:20 PM

Rosemary Namubiru a nurse who injected a 2-year-old baby with HIV- tainted cannula has been convicted and sentenced to a three-year imprisonment.

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By Michael Odeng                                         

Rosemary Namubiru a nurse who  injected a 2-year-old baby with HIV- tainted cannula has been convicted and sentenced to a three-year imprisonment.
 
Court presided over by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya on Monday convicted and sentenced Namubiru after she was found guilty of unlawfully doing a negligent act of spreading the infectious disease.
 
“The accused person was aware that she was living with the virus and then she carelessly went a head to inject the child,” Mukwaya said in a fully packed court.
 
Court passed its judgment basing on the testimonies of prosecution witnesses 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9. The witnesses pinned Namubiru, saying she was aware of her status that is why she was not remorseful during trial.
 
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They also said Namubiru used the same cannula knowing that it would lead to the spread of HIV/AID. 
 
Prosecution led by Lillian Omara told court that Namubiru unlawfully and negligently injected a baby with a needle contaminated with her HIV blood while knowing the action could likely spread the infection of HIV, a disease dangerous to life. 
 
The nurse committed the offence on January 17, 2014 at Victoria Medical Center, Lumumba in Kampala.
 
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