House of Reps Reject Bill Restricting Public Officials From Foreign Medical Trips

Published 2 months ago by: kacy lee
at 08:40 AM, 15/05/2019 (2 months ago)

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The House of Representatives voted out a bill seeking to regulate medical trips being embarked upon by public officials.

The proposed law was killed at the third reading during the plenary on Tuesday.

The report on the ‘Bill for an Act to Amend the National Health Act 2014 to Regulate International Trips for Medical Treatment by Public Officers to STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS for Efficient Service Delivery’ was considered by the Committee of the Whole.

While debating the report, several lawmakers claimed that the legislation would breach the RIGHT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

The bill sought to amend Section 46 of the National Health Act thus: “(1) A public officer of the Federal Government shall not embark on medical trip abroad without approval; or be sponsored for medical check-up, investigation; or treatment abroad at public expenses except in exceptional cases on the recommendation and referral by the medical board and which recommendation or referral shall be duly approved by the Minister or Commissioner as the case may be; or embark on medical trip abroad unless he satisfactorily proves to the office where the officer is working, that such ailment cannot be treated in Nigeria.” The Deputy Speaker, Mr Lasun Yusuf, however, said the bill would discriminate against elected officials. “This bill is against my fundamental human right. There are two fundamental wrongs in this bill, it is against human right and it is discriminatory. Do not let us do a debate on this bill,” he said.

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Henrybobo at 09:46 AM, 15/05/2019 (2 months ago)
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Wen them never ready to help make d country better ... Sorry for these country
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blowout at 11:50 AM, 15/05/2019 (2 months ago)
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u see them Huh?
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ejikeiyo at 04:54 PM, 15/05/2019 (2 months ago)
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wasted generation
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