Covid-19: Cameroon National Order of Doctors calls for respect of patients’ privacy

The National Order of Doctors of Cameroon has raised concerns regarding the disclosure of patients’ health statuses in the COVID-19…

The National Order of Doctors of Cameroon has raised concerns regarding the disclosure of patients’ health statuses in the COVID-19 outbreak.

Condemning the non-respect of medical confidentiality by administrative authorities in a press release, the body says “respect for medical confidentiality is an inalienable right of the patient and must be preserved in all circumstances to avoid stigmatisation of the affected person, their family, their property”.

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