SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has enjoined Medical Doctors to always give gunshot victims proper medical attention before they demand for a police report.
It’s been noticed that most Doctors ask for a police report before they commence treatment on a gunshot victim and this delay has often led to the needless loss of human life.
SP Benjamin has frowned at this and said Doctors should provide immediate treatment because one of their core mandate is to protect life. He also advised that the Police can be contacted after treatment has been given.
“I am shocked to learn that a few doctors still request police report before treating gunshot victims. Kindly provide immediate medical attention as stipulated by medical ethics. Then notify the police accordingly. One of our core mandates remain: protection of life,” he wrote on his twitter page.