Federal Government of Nigeria has directed hospitals to save lives first before asking for police report or any other thing.
Its not a new thing that hospitals in Nigeria always ask for police report from gunshot and accident victims which often times leads to loss of life.
according to the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Muhammad Ali Pate, Government has issued a new directive to hospitals to always save lives first before making any other requests.
He also urged hospitals across the countries to adhere to the new directive by the Federal Government
“Recently there have been concerns about patients who show up at the emergency facilities and police reports being asked about gunshots or accidents. That’s really unfortunate, but in all federal teaching hospitals, for instance, I was in Maiduguri at the weekend, life has to be saved first.” Pate told Channels Television on Wednesday, October 11.“Life first and we have reemphasised that. All our hospitals I believe are doing that. No person should come with an emergency, or life-threatening challenge and be made to lose their life while awaiting police report.“Saving lives comes first and that is the direction we have given; that is what we would pursue and we hope that all hospitals including private hospitals will have this mindset that in health, it’s save lives first,” Pate said.