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Doctors who reject gunshot victims are criminally liable” Lagos Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, says
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. The Act, however requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two (2) hours of commencement of treatment.