The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Power says any hospital, both non-public or public, that fails to deal with a affected person with gunshot damage on the premise of no police report shall be “arrested and diligently prosecuted”.
This was disclosed in a press assertion signed by the Lagos Command Police Public Relations Officer SP Chike Oti in response to a publication by Punch Newspaper that two non-public hospitals, together with Reddington Hospital, refused to deal with Adebayo Akinwunmi, an engineer who was shot by armed robbers in his home, for the shortage of a Police report.
The Police described the motion of Reddington Hospital as “as merciless; maybe, a sign that the hospital administration could also be blind to the “Obligatory Therapy and Care of Victims Of Gunshot Act, 2017.”
The assertion learn: “Within the mild of this growth, the Command needs to tell all medical practitioners in Lagos state, that the Act calls for that each hospital in Nigeria whether or not public or non-public shall settle for or obtain for quick and ample remedy with or with out police clearance any particular person with gunshot wounds.
“The Act, nevertheless, requires the hospital treating such a affected person to report the actual fact to the closest police station inside two (2) hours of graduation of remedy.”
In keeping with the assertion, the commissioner of Police, Imohime Edgal, was distraught by this and he directed all Space Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Lagos State to henceforth arrest and diligently prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects a gunshot sufferer on the bottom of no police report.
“The CP desires docs to notice that the Act recommends a 5-year-jail time period for any particular person, hospital or authority who stands by or omits to do his bit which leads to the pointless dying of any particular person with bullet wounds,” the assertion added.
Robbers broke into Akinwunmi’s home in Obafemi Owode Native Authorities Space of the Ogun State round 1am on Sunday, taking pictures him within the rib space earlier than fleeing with among the household’s valuables. Nevertheless, when he was rushed to a personal facility within the space, he was rejected as a result of he didn’t have a police report. He was then taken to Reddington Hospital, the corporate hospital, the place he met an analogous destiny.
From there he was moved to the Lagos State University Instructing Hospital (LASUTH) however there was no surgeon to take care of him because of the ongoing industrial motion of well being staff.
He ultimately gave up the ghost at LASUTH.