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Nairobi Hospital ordered to pay Sh2 million for revealing patient’s HIV status

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BY KEVIN KOECH

A Nairobi High court has ordered Nairobi Hospital and Liberty Assurance to pay a patient KSh 2 million for breach of her right to privacy.

Justice Weldon Korir ruled the hospital and the insurer were to blame since there was no explanation as to how the patient named GSN, was sidelined by her employer and later sacked.

The Nairobi Hospital has been to pay a patient KSh 2 million after it disclosed her HIV status to her employer.

According to a report by The Standard, the health facility and the insurer were accused of disclosing the patient’s HIV/AIDS status to her employer.

“The only people who knew about the petitioner’s medical condition were the petitioner herself and the respondents’ employees,” Korir noted.

“The petitioner has not stated that she revealed her ailment to her former employer. It, therefore, follows that it is only the respondents who could have communicated the nature of the petitioner’s sickness to her employer,” ruled the judge.

In its defence, the hospital told the court the patient was looking to have her case heard in a court thought most likely to provide a favourable judgement.

According to the health facility, the patient had separate cases she filed against her employer on the same issue but had been dismissed.

Liberty Assurance argued that being an employee, she agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the medical insurance policy agreement signed between it and her employer.

Korir, however, observed that Liberty Assurance had admitted in court filings that it has no authority to reveal the health status of an employee to an employer.

The ruling comes four months after the health facility was accused of charging its patient KSh 10,000 for COVID-19 test.

The hospital’s CEO, Allan Pamba said the move followed a rigorous training and collaboration by the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and approval by the Ministry of Health.

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TV host Joyce Maina denies dating DJ Mo: “I’m not dumb to post a married man”

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Switch TV’s Joyce Maina has refuted rumours of her having an affair with renowned DJ Sammy Muraya alias DJ Mo.

There have been allegations about the two being together but Joyce has labeled it hearsay and fake news.

Sharing her side of the story, the TV host shared messages on her Instagram Stories asking if guys thought she was dumb enough to post pictures of a married man.

“How dumb do you think I am to post a married man (not that I’d ever be with one) on my IG,” she wrote.

Joyce found the news hilarious adding guys just mistook a person that was holding her, in a trendy photo, to be DJ Mo.

“Fake news is actually hilarious. So you guys went from not knowing what the man looks like (you just have a blurry photo that makes him look like a shadow), and now all over sudden its DJ Mo? Lol,” Joyce added.

The TV girl must have found the news hilarious and wondered why people would want to tarnish her reputation with such allegations.

Size 8’s take on cheating

Back in 2017, TUKO.co.ke reported on a story where Size 8 claimed that one should be ready to forgive the other when he/she cheats in marriage.

Speaking during a recording of their vlog, the singer said that partners should always be ready to forgive each other in a relationship even when cheating occurs.

“And whoever says they cannot forgive, that is a root of pride,” she said. “Who tells you cannot do that?”

She told her fans cheating shouldn’t be allowed in marriages but in case it happens, couples should find a way to get past it.

“So when your spouse cheats, remember you cheat on God all the time but God forgives you. So forgive your spouse,” she added.

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The Sun is now Setting on your Chance to be Part of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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With only 26 plots measuring 1/4 acres remaining, the window to own a plot of land at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace is now closing. As this is happening, the cost of these plots is now set to move up by 20%.

Here is the good news though; you still have a chance to secure your property before this change takes effect.

As this window slowly closes, the value additions are tripling as we are now headed to start internal roads murruming before we finally lay cabro on the same streets. On the other hand, the Kenya Power contract to lay underground power is right on the heels.

At the same time, the Razor Wire installation on Wall of Happiness and Wall not Knowledge (1.4Km in length) is also set to start next week.

Meanwhile, we are heartily celebrating the completion of the four walls surrounding this top gated community in Kiambu (Wall of Peace, Wall of Wisdom, Wall of Happiness and Wall of Knowledge).

As we share this update, the laying of paving blocks (cabro) on a one acre gate-area is ongoing as you see on the accompanying photo.

This cabro works on the estate’s driveway has been designed to give all families and visitors coming into this gated community an inviting welcome.

Do you want to know how to be part of Optiven Family?

Call us now: 0790300300 or 0723400500
Website: www.optiven.co.ke

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What’s Happening at Victory Gardens – Kitengela

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Effectiveness of Gated Communities in Providing Safe Environments for Childrens’ Outdoor Convenience

Due to safety factors, children use of outdoor spaces can be limited.

Victory Gardens, a residential gated community with access control and guarded area has been deliberately developed to give parents peace of mind as they get about their daily business without worrying so much about the safety of their children.

The Children’ Play Park along Mwangaza Avenue was also designed with children that are brought up in this gated community in mind.

This project’s Care Taker, Mr. Ondiek and his team have a brief to make sure that the grass is well manicured to make this space as safe as possible for children.

Why not secure a site visit and invest in your children future?

Call us on: 0790300300 or 0723400500
Website: www.optiven.co.ke

 

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