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Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by 2Ebisco: 4:19pm On May 16
The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospital authorities against the rejection of gunshot victims or the attitude of asking for police report before treatment.

A press statement signed by the command’s spokesman on Wednesday, SP Chike Oti, said the command had to repeat the warning, following a report that one hospital in Ikeja rejected a gunshot victim.

“A senior engineer, Mr Adebayo Akinwunmi, with one information and communications technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun.

“He was brought to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the grounds that there was no police report.

“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.

“In the light of this development, the Command wishes to inform all medical practitioners in Lagos state, that the Act demands that every hospital in Nigeria, whether public or private;

“Shall accept or receive for immediate and adequate treatment with or without police clearance any person with a gunshot wounds.

According to him, the Act, however, requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two hours of the commencement of treatment.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to henceforth prosecute any medical practitioners, who reject gunshot victims for reasons of no police report.

“Medical doctors should 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 read. (NAN)

http://www.mcebisco.com.ng/2018/05/stop-rejecting-gunshot-victims-police.html

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by igbodefender: 4:39pm On May 16
This should be publicized. Lalasticlala

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Nbote(m): 5:10pm On May 16
Story.... They'll still be d ones to storm hospitals and ask why dey are treating criminals without police report for their gunshot wounds ... Hospitals kuku know not to trust dem. Hospital dat won't even attend to U if U don't have their card

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by NwaAmaikpe: 6:25pm On May 16
shocked


Trust the Nigerian police at your own peril.

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by hardywaltz(m): 6:26pm On May 16
A lot of Doctors and medical practitioners are yet to understand that the laws relating to treating of Gun shot victims has been amended by the NASS and PMB has signed it into law in December 2017.
Under the new law Hospitals are mandated to treat the Gunshot victim first before reporting to the police else you can be held liable if anything happens to the victim.
Most of those kind of news do not trend coz it's not bad news.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/12/30/buhari-signs-mandatory-treatment-of-gun-shot-victims-bill-into-law/

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Mrjaz(m): 6:26pm On May 16
Rubbish NPF
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by 100bands: 6:26pm On May 16
This is just a trap
Do not trust the shithole police embarassed

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Offpoint: 6:28pm On May 16
I bet 85% of the gunshots are from you guys...

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by kaycyor: 6:29pm On May 16
Hospital wey go charge you for urinating, na them you dey say make them stop to dey reject gun shot victims.. If na private.. OYO is your case.. No payment , no treatment
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by anyimontana(m): 6:30pm On May 16
Other than the fear that the person myt be a criminal..I bet they aren't well trained to handle gun shot wounds,..they will kip on transferring the patient from one hospital to the other till the person go die

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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Yinxies(f): 6:30pm On May 16
If only we can trust the Police....
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by gassbee: 6:32pm On May 16
Warning is not strong enough, the mgt incharge should b prosecuted n dealt wit if their ignorance n negligence leads to loss of life
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:34pm On May 16
I hope they LISTEN ONCE AND FOR ALL
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by congorasta: 6:34pm On May 16
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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by McINoWell: 6:36pm On May 16
I no well ooooohhhh
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:37pm On May 16
Continued wide publicity should be given.
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by OboOlora(f): 6:40pm On May 16
Ok
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by loganx: 6:42pm On May 16
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Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by loganx: 6:47pm On May 16
people don't respect laws, they fear the consequence of breaking the law - stop this cheap talk and use one hospital as example.
all hospitals have phone lines, police have hot lines. admit the patience and call the police. what is there not to understand
If an hospital as organized as rendinton can do this, what about others
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by FroshJaynex(m): 7:04pm On May 16
Yeah Because more blood would flow coming 2019 elections. Embrace yourself doctors!!
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by awa(m): 7:07pm On May 16
Let them continue rejecting victims of gunshot after all same police will intimidate them and collect some money from them.....

The man above me self carry the thing enter another dimension ohhhh.......
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by bigsmoke2(m): 7:08pm On May 16
I will just stabilize the victim and refer. gunshot victim are trouble . nobody can prosecute me as long as I offered first aid
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by stilldoingokay(f): 7:23pm On May 16
yeye country
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by MrNwaAmaikpe(m): 7:34pm On May 16
CodeGenius00304:
Programmer
and you never build your own
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Gangster1ms: 7:56pm On May 16
Stupid wack naija hospitals angry
I remember when i was shot.. none refused to admit me. If not by the grace of God i for don dey the other side.
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by Smarkie: 8:07pm On May 16
trust the police at your peril
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by wildcatter23(m): 8:18pm On May 16
cry
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by bedspread: 8:33pm On May 16
Nigerian Police Give Police Report fast without payment
Re: Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals by RedDistrict: 8:56pm On May 16
Nigerian police?? I just pray ooo
Ppl that will arrest you for even standing close to such victim
Naija police wahala nor be here so hospitals will still be weary for now

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