The Management of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital has apologized to members of the House of Representatives and the general public for the display of the photograph of the late Representative Jaye Nagbe Sloh on social media, while the deceased was receiving medication at the hospital.
JFK Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jerry Brown, appearing before members of the House of Representatives Monday said it was unethical in which an unauthorized photo was released to the public and that the JFK administration stands with the House of Representatives in condemning such violation of a patience’s privacy.
Dr. Brown said it is the first time that an unauthorized photo has been released to the public, saying that JFK has actively enforced privacy of patients through security cameras to prevent photo taken or video recording of patients.
He informed members of the House of Representatives that preliminary findings from internal investigation reveal that a gentlemen, who introduced himself as a son of the late Representative Snoh, who accompanied him during his admission to the emergency room and was presented the medical referral form to the additive physicians, was reported to have photographed the late lawmaker, while the nurse and nurse aide were providing critical care.
Dr. Brown said immediately the nurse asked the unnamed son to delete the photo, which he promised to have done promptly. He said it came as a complete surprise how the late Snoh’s photo was published on social media. Dr. Brown is at the same time calling further investigation of the individual who claimed to be the son of the late Sinoe County lawmaker, who was pronounced dead last week Tuesday.
The House of Representatives during its Thursday, July 2nd, session took a decision to invite the JFK management following a communication from Grand Bassa County Representative Thomas Goshua.
Rep. Goshua in his communication to plenary, complained that the photograph of their fallen colleague while being admitted at the JFK Memorial Hospital was currently being displayed on social media with denigrating comments from viewers without regard to his family and the House of Representatives.
He wondered how the picture of the fallen statesman got into the public glare when there supposed to be privacy for patients at the John F. Kennedy Medical (JFK) Hospital and all medical facilities. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has accepted the apologized of JFK.
By Bridgett Milton — Editing by Jonathan Browne