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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Nigerian senate passes bill on compulsory treatment and care of Gunshot victims

Today, the Nigerian Senate passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies.  
 
Speaking on the passage of the Bill, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, stated that not every victim of a gunshot wound is a criminal, hence, it is important that a legal framework be put into place to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.  
 
“By the passage of this Bill, the Senate has moved to ensure that every hospital in Nigeria, both public and private, must accept to treat victims of gunshot wounds without any clearance from the police. What we have done is to ensure that everyone is entitled to medical treatment, irrespective of the cause of the shooting. We should reserve judgment for the criminal justice system, and leave healthcare for the medical professionals.” 

The Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill also ensures that every person including security agents shall render every possible assistance to any person with gunshot wounds and ensure that the person is taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.  Additionally, the Bill mandates that no person with gunshot wounds shall be refused immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria whether or not initial monetary deposit is paid.  


This brings the total number of Bills passed by the 8th Senate since June 9th​,​ 2015, to 108 Bills.

26 comments:

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Okay

adeyinka ruth said...

Well done..

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Sylvia said...

This is a welcomed idea.. Someone is dying and all you can think of is a police report... Crazy...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Fair enough


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Anonymous said...

Mumu Senate...
After 100yrs..
Shame
Shame shame

Obalende CMS said...

Commendable

Anonymous said...

Good one,but, there shld ve been a caveat that upon commencement of treatment, hospital to immediately notify security agencies for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

Good one,but, there shld ve been a caveat that upon commencement of treatment, hospital to immediately notify security agencies for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

Good one,but, there shld ve been a caveat that upon commencement of treatment, hospital to immediately notify security agencies for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

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Samuel said...

This would have saved a friend's life, if it was passed 2 years ago.. RIP Kunle Popoola

Vivian Reginalds said...

VERY GOOD
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Chima Livinus said...

Better late than never... A friend has lost his life on the process of getting police report.

Anonymous said...

Iwo yi laaro. How many lives have been lost and gone with the previous bill. Awon wairey dede

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Good morning Nigerian Senate!

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emmanuel silas said...

All hail our senate. Ona try well well. God bless ona plenty. The same should be done to accident victims. No hospital should reject any accident victim without a good reason that can be invested.

dee boi said...

Na now una day break?... dee

Attah Andrew Attah said...

BRAVO..

chinonso george said...

Well thought out.

chinonso george said...

Well thought out.

chemmywalata walata said...

Only good thing these senators have done

Anonymous said...

I got the same email too yesterday

Anonymous said...

this is the best news i have heard abt nig in a long while.. i am soo happy about this, good job

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