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Ekiti State Government has issued a directive to all hospitals within the state, instructing them to promptly provide medical treatment to individuals who have sustained gunshot wounds, even in the absence of a police report, All Nigeria Latest News report.

Dr Oyebanji Filani, Commissioner for Health in the state stated that the directive followed the order of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, on the treatment of gunshot victims and to comply with and enforce the provisions of the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act of 2017 without any hesitation.

Ekiti government gave the directive in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Monday titled, ‘Approval of Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017.

“Gunshot injuries are generally a medical emergency where minute counts in the fight to preserve the life of the victim. The victim requires urgent medical attention to avoid permanent damage or death of the victim,” he said.

Filani urged medical personnel, good samaritans and sympathisers not to exercise fear of being implicated for coming to the aid of victims of gunshots.

The commissioner assured all health facilities across the state of government support and continuous collaboration for better health care service delivery.

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