Wednesday, July 12

Senate Passes Bill On Compulsory Treatment Of Gunshots Victims

The Senate has passed a bill which seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment.

Passed on Tuesday, the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill, when signed into law will prevent medical workers from denying care to gunshot victims.

According to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, the bill will help put a legal framework in place to prevent unnecessary loss of lives, especially as not every gunshot victim is a criminal.

“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,” Saraki said.

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