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Nurse who injected baby with HIV blood denied bail
Publish Date: Feb 07, 2014
Nurse who injected baby with HIV blood denied bail
Namubiru in the dock in a previous court appearance
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By Emmanuel Luganda

Buganda Road Court has denied bail to a nurse who injected a baby with HIV-infected blood.
 
Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazarwe denied Rosemary Namubiru bail on grounds that her case of attempted murder was grave.
 
Namubiru applied for bail citing her HIV positive status and advanced age which magistrate Kazarwe denied saying that prisons have got health services which will cater for her.
 
Kazarwe added that Namubiru’s advanced age should not be the main issue in the case.
 
She has been sent back to Luziira prison until March 7.
 
 
The baby is currently on preventive treatment. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is short-term antiretroviral treatment to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection after potential exposure, either occupationally or through sexual intercourse.

Buganda Road Court in Kampala charged the 65-year old nurse, Rosemary Namubiru with attempted murder.
 
According to the Police, Namubiru was arrested at Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba road in Nakasero, Kampala where she worked.
 
The parents of the victim had taken the baby to the health facility for treatment when the incident occurred.
 
Police revealed that Namubiru was arrested following complaints by the baby’s parents, who claim to have seen her inject their baby using an unsterilized syringe that she had also used on herself.
 
 

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