Stop Demanding For Police Report Before Treating Victims Of Gun Violence —Police To medical Doc

Date: 25-05-2022 10:03 am (1 month ago) | Author: Adeniran olatomiwa
- at 25-05-2022 10:03 AM (1 month ago)

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, SP Benjamin Hundeyin has enjoined Medical Doctors to always treat gunshot victims before they ask for a police report.

In recent times, it’s been noticed that most Doctors ask for a police report before they commence treatment on a gunshot victim and this delay has often led to the needless loss of human life.

SP Benjamin has frowned at this and said Doctors should provide immediate treatment because one of their core mandate is to protect life. He also advised that the Police can be contacted after treatment has been given.

“I am shocked to learn that a few doctors still request police report before treating gunshot victims. Kindly provide immediate medical attention as stipulated by medical ethics. Then notify the police accordingly. One of our core mandates remain: protection of life,” he wrote on his twitter page.

Below are some comments that trailed his post;

Stanlieke wrote;

This is no loud enough. Some doctors really need reorientation. You can be sued for negligence and you loose your licence if a gunsh0t victim dies because you refused to treat him on the ground that there’s a no police report yet.

oluadebamowo wrote;

Ok! But una go still fault them for doing so, something isn’t right about Nigerian

jojo wrote;

Na true if you treat finish na still una go arrest the doctor,what about una popular saying that Bail is free?? Even written on the wall in capital letters but una still dey charge person before una release the person

Posted: at 25-05-2022 10:03 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 25-05-2022 12:13 PM (1 month ago)
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oga shut up!!! maybe if una don arrest and jail like  2 to 6 doctors.. the rest will stop that nonsense  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-05-2022 12:13 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- lezeelee at 25-05-2022 12:38 PM (1 month ago)
arrest any doctor that breach the order
Posted: at 25-05-2022 12:38 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
- Boi2Man at 25-05-2022 04:20 PM (1 month ago)
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No, a memo signed by the CP and IGP and all stakeholders should be sent to medical board for effective documentation. Not Twitter ranting. Or legislate on it and make it illegal to deny gunshot victims medical attention on the grounds of police report.
Posted: at 25-05-2022 04:20 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac