Bokamoso�s Strict Confidentiality Clause Brought To Light

Bokamoso Private Hospital has bound its doctors to strict confidentiality clauses that bar them from divulging any information to third parties including the police and Botswana Health Practitioners Council (BHPC).

This is revealed in a voluminous file at the Lobatse High Court, where former doctor, German Heiner Knab is suing the hospital for P6.8 million, after failing to win back his lucrative job. From the annexures that include email communications between the hospital and the plaintiff, who is no longer based in Botswana, the hospital management had among others charged the doctor for reporting his fellow colleague to the police after a fight at the hospital.

Knab is also charged for reporting the same incident to the BHPC, whom he wrote a lengthy letter that shamed other doctors, as well as alleging cases of negligence at the hospital.

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