Hospitals must stop rejecting Gunshot Victims – Police

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Hospitals and doctors should henceforth stop rejecting gunshot victims, as such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law, police in Lagos have said.

Police were reacting to reports that a hospital refused to treat a victim who was shot and wounded by armed robbers.

Police say doctors who do so are criminally liable on account of the provision of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims Of Gunshot Act, 2017.

Spokesman of the command SP Chike Oti said the police would henceforth arrest and prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects gunshot victims on the ground of police report.

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