Gunshot victims to have access to medical treatment without waiting for police report

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Gunshot victims now to have access to medical treatment without waiting for the police report. This has been signed into law by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Entitled Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017, it was among the six so signed by the President.
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Mr. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), told State House correspondents in Abuja that the Gunshot Act specifically stipulates that a person with gunshot shall be received for immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria with or without initial monetary deposit.
He explained that “furthermore, a person with gunshot wound shall not be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment or torture by any person or authority, including the police and other security agencies.” © December 30, 2017

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