FG to Enforce Emergency Treatment in Hospitals

Following the directive by the House of Representatives to the Federal Ministry of Health to address the issue of hospitals and healthcare facilities demanding police reports before treating accident or gunshot victims, President Bola Tinubu’s administration has announced plans to take legal action against hospitals that refuse emergency treatment to patients.

At the “Unlock Grants Award” event in Abuja on Sunday, Minister of Women Affairs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye revealed that federal government hospitals will now be required to display signs outside their premises stating: “No more rejection of emergency patients.”

These are significant concerns in our country,” Kennedy-Ohanenye stated. “I am in contact with Maitama Hospital, and I now have a mobile court for hospitals engaging in such practices. I urge all Nigerians to remain vigilant.”

She also commended Nigerians for their proactive utilization of social media to address significant issues and urged them to maintain their focus and dedication.

Kennedy-Ohanenye emphasized the importance of taking action to prevent emergency patients from being turned away and called on all Nigerians to join in this effort.

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