Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Reject gunshot victims and get jailed, police warn doctors

By News Express on 16/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 385

•Imohimi Edgal
•Imohimi Edgal

The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law.

In a statement on Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, they said doctors who do so are criminally liable on account of the provision of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017.

The Command issued the statement following a report on the refusal of a hospital to treat a victim who was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki area of Ogun State.

It noted that requesting a police report to treat the victim was unlawful and inexcusable, noting that it would henceforth arrest and prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects gunshot victims on such ground.

“The Command considers the action of the hospital as cruel; perhaps, an indication that the hospital management may be ignorant of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims Of Gunshot Act, 2017.

“The Act, however, requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two hours of commencement of treatment,” the statement read.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, who was saddened by the allegation against the said hospital, consequently directed the arrest of any medical practitioner who violates the law.

He further directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to diligently prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects a gunshot victim on the ground of no police report.

“The CP wants doctors to note that the Act recommends a five-year jail term for any person, hospital, or authority who stands by or omits to do his bit which results in the unnecessary death of any person with bullet wounds,” the statement added.

Source News Express

Posted 16/05/2018 7:41:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
CBN devalues naira; it's now N168 to dollar...

Arsenal open season on winning note, beat Manchester...

FG restates commitment to sustain auto policy

Saraki seeks review of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system...

PSIN unfolds plan to be centre of excellence,...

Champions League: Arsenal bow out in style, gun...

Onslaught on the Judiciary: Buhari takes Nigeria from...

Successful hosting of World World Economic Forum a...

Allegation of fuel diversion is false —Petroleum dealers...

Reforms in NPA, Customs already compromised, says Council...

Rise Networks and Ford Foundation invite applications for...

Bayelsa begins sensitisation campaign on safe motherhood, inaugurates...

 

Latest News Boko Haram survivor bags degree in USA, as Leah Sharibu marks six months captivity Abuja building collapse: Bodies of mother, child, other recovered from site Defection: Saraki replies Tinubu Tragedy in Asaba as man kills two younger brothers Gully erosion cuts off major road linking Onitsha and environs Catholic Church spends $3bn to settle clergy sex abuse claims Police arrests man over alleged attempt to kill mother for money rituals FG earmarks N700m for reconstruction of institutions destroyed by herdsmen Buhari meets with security chiefs Arsenal forward, Iwobi makes Nollywood debut We didn’t demolish Yinka Ayefele’s Music House — Oyo State Government NBA elects Paul Usoro as new President

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,216 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,486 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,274 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,547 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,592 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,615 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,278 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,402 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,030 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,918 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,216 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,461 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,465) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (529) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,282) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,173) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,110) Religion (831) Sports (1,654) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement