the income tax dept is very keen to reward informers who snitch on tax evaders (read here). i have my personal experience with an informer this morning.
except that she was "a nurse" who called me up at 6.30am to tell me about a new patient who was admitted at 12 midnite. despite his multiple medical problems, she could not provide more details, like the duration he's had the problems & the medication he's currently taking.
and no, she also hasn't traced the patient's old notes which held a wealth of information the health status. as such, i could not give any instructions over the phone.
so, as far as i'm concerned, she wasn't a nurse (hence, the open & close inverted commas in the initial description of her job), she was just an informer.
she just passed a message, a task a ward clerk would have performed admirably with less salary.