FG To Penalise Hospitals Rejecting Emergency Treatment 

By Alice Etuka, Abuja 

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye has said the Federal Government would henceforth take disciplinary measures against hospitals who decline to treat patients rushed for emergency treatment. 
Ohanenye disclosed this on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the “Unlock Grants Award” event held in Abuja.
TheFact Daily recalls that the House of Representatives had earlier in the year given the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare the mandate to take firm action against hospitals and healthcare facilities that refuse to treat accident or gunshot victims without first obtaining a police report.
The Minister further stated that government hospitals would henceforth be required to place signs outside their doors that will read: “No more rejection of emergency patients.”
“Our hospitals will also put a sign of ‘No more rejection of emergency patients.’ These are some of the major issues we have in this country. I am in touch with Maitama Hospital. But now, I have a mobile court for any hospital that does that. I use this opportunity to call on all Nigerians to be vigilant.
“Let me also say that I am proud of Nigerians. I love the way they are using social media to tackle issues. But focus and continue to tackle the main issues as you are doing. Keep it up. But this is the time for action.
“Let all of us buckle up to prevent emergency patients from being rejected. I am still going to keep calling on Nigerians. This fight is not for one person alone. It is for all of us”, she said.

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