Don't ignore accident, gunshot victims with no clearance - Police warn hospitals

Don't ignore accident, gunshot victims with no clearance - Police warn hospitals

- The Borno state police command warned hospitals against waiting for police reports before treating accident and gunshots victims

- The police said no clearance is needed before accident and gunshot victims are attended to

The police command in Borno state on Friday, September 7, cautioned hospitals in the state against denying medical care to accident or gunshot victims without police clearance.

Edet Okon, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, gave the advice in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okon said that the force would want to correct this erroneous impression of no medical attention for gunshot or accident victims without police clearance.

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“The police is stating categorically that no such clearance is needed before accident and gunshot victims are attended to.

“The command wishes to restate its respect for the sanctity of human lives and urges all medical facilities that receive such victims to expedite treatment to save their lives.

“However, it is required that cases of gunshots/accidents received by any hospital should, while treatment is ongoing, be immediately reported to the police for follow-up investigation and other necessary actions,” he said.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris warned operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Square (FSARS) to refrain from detaining suspects for more than 48hours without arraigning them in court.

The IGP warned that operatives who detained suspects illegally for more than 48 hours are at the risk of being dismissed from the force.

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Source: Naija.ng

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