FG Orders Doctors to Treat Gunshot Victims without Restraint


Paul Obi in Abuja with agency report

The federal government on Tuesday issued a directive to medical doctors across the country to henceforth treat all patients and victims with gunshot injuries without any form of restraint or inhibition.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the order at the induction ceremony of foreign graduates organised by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

According to him, government was considering reforming the health sector, with the objective to scale up service delivery across various sections of the sector.

“Hospitals are sanctuary for the sick and injured, never must our hospitals be closed for whatever reasons; even in war time situations, hospital must remain open. Doctors must show no restraint in treating emergencies, even with gun-shot wounds you must treat them, thereafter raise questions. You must also treat emergencies before asking for money because life is more precious than money,” the minister stated.